Tyne and Wear HER(7864): Lamesley, Lady Ravensworth almshouses - Details
Lamesley, Lady Ravensworth almshouses
Health and Welfare
In 1932 they were described as "modest and retiring, typical of the quiet and rest of old age". On the front of the building was the inscription "Anno Domini MDCCXXV. These almshouses were built and endowed by Maria Susanna Ravensworth in memory of her two departed children. It is good for me that I have been afflicted that I might learn thy statutes, CXIX Psalm, lxxi verse". The almshouses were home to eight poor women.
D. Lumley, 1932, The Story of Gateshead Town - From the earliest age to the mid Victorian, p 92