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Almshouses and Schoolhouse, Babraham

The Almshouses and the School House, Babraham

History of the almshouses and the school house

Listed Building:

Three dwellings, formerly a school and six almshouses. 1732, inscribed stone plaque ‘THIS SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL WERE ERECTED AND ENDOW’D BY THE MUNIFICENCE OF MRS JUDITH BENNET DAUGHTER OF Sr LEVINUS BENNET BARc AND AUGMENTED BY LIBERALITY OF JAMES BUSH ESQre AND LEVINUS BUSH ESQre HIS SON ANNO Dmi ; 1732’. The school buildings were in use till 1959. The almshouses were converted to four dwellings in 1959-60.

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