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St Anne’s Hospital (Almshouses)

Boroughgate, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6XQ.

At the high end of Boroughgate in Appleby, the St Anne’s Hospital alms-houses are near the entrance to the Castle.  Through an arched stoned doorway is a cobbled courtyard surrounded by brightly coloured doorways of the quaint little old houses.

When Lady Anne Clifford was living at Appleby Castle, during the 17th Century, she became concerned with the welfare of the poor widows of the town. So, she had built these alms houses in 1651.  Enough for 12 Sisters and a Mother.

The door through to the courtyard and garden is usually open for passers by during the day.

Miles: 10