Worsley Almshouses, Newport

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Worsley Almshouses Newport
Worsley Almshouses Newport

The Worsley Almshouses (sometimes referred to as 'the Lower Almshouses') in Crocker Street, Newport, Isle of Wight were founded by Giles Kent, an employee of the Worsley family of Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall.

On Kent's death in 1618, the Almshouses were bequeathed to the Worsley family with a request that they be named the 'Worsley Almshouses'.

In 2020 the houses are administered by the Worsley's Almshouses charity and are available to “poor persons who are inhabitants of the area of the former Borough of Newport or of the parish of Godshill.”