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Almshouse

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Almshouses are charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community. They are often targeted at the poor of a locality, at those from certain forms of previous employment, or their widows, and are generally maintained by a charity or the trustees of a bequest.

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List of structures of this type

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Alms Houses, 1822, Bethelsdorp, Eastern Cape
Alms Houses, 1882, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
St Bartholomew's Almshouse, n.d., Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

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