Hopton Street Almshouses

In clearing away the debris of last week, I remembered that I had meant to write a post about the Hopton Street almshouses which I saw as a small oasis from above, close to Tate Modern:-

Not much is known of Charles Hopton.   He was born in c.1654, was a member of the Fishmonger’s Company, a bachelor who left the residue of his estate for the establishment of almshouses, which required the demolition of a group of houses to the east of what was then known as Green Walk.   They opened in 1752:-

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