St. Martins Lane, Marshfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 8LZ. Age exclusive housing
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“Located in the village of Marshfield, South Gloucestershire, the Grade II* listed Crispe Almshouses, built by local benefactors, are an architectural and unique sight commanding a prominent position at the western entrance to the village. A monthly service of Holy Communion is still held in the chapel.
The Crispe Almshouses, which consist of eight unfurnished terraced cottages with a central chapel, were built by Nicholas and Ellis Crispe between 1612 and 1619. The Crispes were Marshfield men who had become wealthy London merchants. Nicholas was a member of the Skinners' Company and Ellis of the Salters' Company. The coats-of-arms on the stone tablet on the chapel wall are of these companies.
Each of the houses originally consisted of one room with a stone spiral staircase in one corner leading to a bedroom above. Earth closets at the top of the back gardens and a well in front of No 5 served the residents until 1939, when water and sewage services were connected. An extension at the rear of the houses in 1977 provided a kitchen and bathroom/toilet downstairs and a modern staircase for each house, plus central heating....” show more
Info updated: 10/12/2007. Update info
Check with Marshfield Consolidated Charities - none notified to EAC.
Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).
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St. Martins Lane, Marshfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 8LZ
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