Trinity Almshouses

The door to the Trinity Almshouses unusually was open, so I was able to have a closer look, ahead of the day when a tower block looms over it above Whitechapel Station (I realised there is already a postwar block of flats visible directly behind the seventeenth-century chapel).   The land was donated by Captain Henry Mudd of Ratcliffe and the almshouses built for retired sailors (‘decay’d Masters & Commanders of Ships’), designed by a man called William Ogbourne, a master carpenter who was knighted in 1727.   They were charged 12 shillings a month:-

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