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Almshouses
Cotswolds - Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
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On Church Street in the pretty market town of Chipping Norton, just uphill of the wonderful medieval parish church, stands this row of 17th century almshouses. The almshouses were founded in 1640 by Henry Cornish, a successful local merchant. The almshouses were to be used to provide housing for 8 poor widows. They are built of Cotswold stone, and present such a typically attractive picture of this area!

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