Information for record number MWA1930:
Site of Puckering Almshouses, Brook St, Warwick

Summary The site of Puckering Almshouses, built in the Post Medieval period to provide cheap accommodation for apprentices. They were demolished in 1950. They were located in Brook Street, Warwick.
What Is It?  
Type: Almshouse
Period: Post-medieval (1540 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warwick
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 These houses, Nos 9-15 Brook Street, were built in 1634 at the bequest of Thomas Puckering so that tradesmen could take in poor youths as apprentices, at a nominal rent. The houses were still owned by the charity in 1826, although from 1735 they were let at full rent. Sometime after 1828 they passed into private hands, and their condition deteriorated to the point where, in 1950 they were demolished. A new housing complex stands on the site. The almshouses were of brick with sandstone quoins, and two projecting sandstone wings. The site was excavated in 1968. (See WA 1985).
2 Press cuttings with a photograph of the houses before they were demolished.
3 List of almshouses in Warwickshire.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: The Puckering Almshouses, Brook Street, Warwick
Author/originator: Wark Mus
Date: 1950
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
Title: Brook Street, Warwick
Author/originator: Warwick Advertiser
Date: 1950
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Warwickshire Almshouses
Author/originator: The National Association of Almshouses
Date: 1953
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument ALMSHOUSE * A house devoted to the shelter of the poor and endowed by a benefactor for this use. back

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