Buntingford almshouses

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Buntingford almshouses
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Buntingford Almshouses, with war memorial in the foreground
LocationBuntingford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
FundingGovernment hospital
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in England

Buntingford Almshouses is a grade II* listed building on the High street of the Hertfordshire town of Buntingford. The building was erected in 1684 by the mathematician and astronomer Bishop Seth Ward[1] who was born in the town. The architect was probably the celebrated scientist and architect, Robert Hooke.[2]

The building, located next to St Peter's church, is built of brick around three sides of a courtyard. The heritage listing describes the building as "A classical almshouses of 1684 of outstanding interest."[1]

Having previously been used as the town hospital, the building is now run by a charity to provide accommodation for elderly people in the town.[3]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1101350)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  2. ^ Batten, M. I. (1936–1937). "THE ARCHITECTURE OF DR. ROBERT HOOKE, F.R.S.". The Volume of the Walpole Society. 25: 110.
  3. ^ "Buntingford almshouses, registered charity no. 240885". Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Coordinates: 51°56′45″N 0°01′00″W / 51.9457°N 0.0168°W / 51.9457; -0.0168