Almshouses in the West Riding of Yorkshire 1600-1900

Almshouses in the West Riding of Yorkshire 1600-1900

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A study of the architecture of almshouses, and of the evidence they provide for contemporary attitudes to the elderly poor. Includes a gazetteer of all know almshouses in the West Riding.
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 172 x 237 x 9mm | 364g
  • King's Lynn, United Kingdom
  • 1905223218
  • 9781905223213

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introuction, Chapter 2: Context, Chapter 3: Buildings, Chapter 4: People, Chapter 5: Conclusion, Chapter 6: Directory.
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About Helen Caffrey

The author is an an archaeologist and museum curator, now working in Higher Education. This work is based on part of her MA in historical rsearch and continued through the Almshouse esperience in Nineteenth-Century West Riding (Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 2004) anbd a paper on the Aberford Almshouses at the Maids and Mistresses conference in the same year. Previous publications include articles in Museums Jounral, Folk Life and Post-Medieval Archaeology. She also wrote Rochdale Voices, part of an oral history series, published in 2000.
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