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Peaceful and beautiful almshouse

Situated at the top of the High Street, opposite Holy Trinity church and near the statue of George... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2019
Jean F
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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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Delivery room staff excellent, efficient and thoroughluy reassuring. Only problem, baby came out... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Lawrence S
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

Situated at the top of the High Street, opposite Holy Trinity church and near the statue of George Abbott, this is a beautiful old almshouse, and is still in use. When the gate is open it's OK to walk to the barrier and look into the courtyard. Guildford really is a beautiful and historic town, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jean F
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Delivery room staff excellent, efficient and thoroughluy reassuring. Only problem, baby came out looking like mother in law.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Lawrence S
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

This is a lovely old almshouse from 1619. When the doors are open, visitors are allowed to go into the entrance and view the inner courtyard, which looks like a small, peaceful Cambridge college. Well worth seeing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

This historic building is located at the top end of the cobbled High St, opposite the church and next to the Three Pidgeons pub (handy if in need of refreshment!). A plaque on the wall opposite (see my pic) gives historical detail - founded in early 1600s, its been in continuous use since then as a “shelter for the elderly” for local residents over 60yrs and of “modest means” (not sure what that means these days). When the main doors are open you can walk in through the arch as far as the courtyard. Unless on a guided tour (I think residents are happy to oblige) then you can’t progress further than the roped line. Strange how quiet it is inside compared to the hustle and bustle on the High St.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Founded by George Abbot in 1619, it was intended as a shelter for the elderly. Now, nearly 400 years later it continues as a supportive residential environment for the local elderly residents.
We didn't have a tour inside, but you can look into the courtyard and it is an interesting building to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank roaming_kiwi58
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