Cherry Hinton: Charities for the poor

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A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 10, Cheveley, Flendish, Staine and Staploe Hundreds (North-Eastern Cambridgeshire). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2002.

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In 1660 Hinton's town land charity owned one cottage and 10 a., for which at inclosure in 1810 4 a. and 6 a. were respectively allotted. (fn. 1) One of those allotments was exchanged with John Okes in 1832 for land near the chalk pits. The cottages belonging to the charity were in poor condition in 1832. In 1883 the charity owned four almshouse cottages along Mill End Road. In 1960 the almspeople paid 50d. a week in rent for each almshouse. In the late 20th century grants from the city council have paid for maintenance costs, while occupants continued to pay rents.


  • 1. Para. based on Report on charities of Cambs., vi. 117; Char. Com. file 200834.