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Pemberton Almshouses, St Albans: 2 reviews and 3 photos


The Pemberton Almshouses (houses for the poor/elderly) are a series of small, single storey terrace cottages that were built in 1627. According to the sign by the entrance, they were founded by Roger Pemberton, high sheriff of Hertfordshire. Legend has it that his reason for providing the money to build them was due to him atoning accidently killing a poor widow with a bow and arrow.

Address: St Peter's Street
Directions: Opposite St Peter's church to the north of the market and Town Hall.

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  • Written Jun 30, 2006
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