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Aberford Almshouses Trust

Description

The Trust is a Registered Charity, reg.no. 236902. The Almshouses were established by the Gascoigne family of Lotherton Hall in 1846 to provide accommodation for farm workers and poor people of the area. The original Almshouses were sold to the City Council in 1976 and from the proceeds of sale the Trustees purchased a piece of land from Mercantile Insurance (who at that time owned the Parlington Estate) and on this land built Parlington House, which contained 28 flats. These comprised 14 double and 14 single flats, and the project was officially opened by Lady Sands, a descendant of the Gascoigne family. Six further flats have subsequently been built.

Trustees do not have to be City Councillors.

Contact information

Contact:
Mr B S Parkes

Address:
Aberford Almshouses Trust
113 Lumley Street
Castleford
WF10 5LY

Phone: 01977 730653

Fax: 01977 730653

Email: aberfordalmshouses@blueyonder.co.uk

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