Gray's Almshouses

place and almshouse

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Gray's Almshouses is a terrace of almshouses in Taunton, Somerset, England, founded in 1635 by the wealthy cloth-merchant Robert Gray, whose monument survives in the Church of St Mary Magdalene. The building is one of the oldest surviving in Taunton and is one of the earliest brick buildings in the county. The Almshouses were designed to provide accommodation for six men and ten women and for a reader who was to act as chaplain and schoolmaster. It is a Grade I listed building as designated by English Heritage. Following renovation in the late twentieth century it now comprises sheltered accommodation of nine flats for the elderly.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

This charitable worke is founded by Robert Graye of the Cittie of London Esquier borne in this towne in the house adioyinge heereunto who is in his lyfe tyme doth erect ytt for tenn poore aged syngle women and for ther compe tent livelihod and daylie prayers in the same hath provided sufficient main tenaunce for the same 1635

Gray's Almshouses - East Street, Taunton, United Kingdom where it sited (1635)