In 1714 a house and shop on this site, with a farm and other land, were left by John Clingan, a mercer, in trust, leading to the establishment in 1736 of Clingan's Trust to benefit the 'poor of the parish'. The income from the trust continues to assist young people in their advancement in life

Photo of  John Clingan and Clingan's Trust blue plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr
Photo of  John Clingan and Clingan's Trust blue plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr

Bookends, 67 High Street, Christchurch
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by Christchurch Local History Society in 2000 Part of the Millennium Trail series

Colour: blue

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