A charity set up in accordance with the wills of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler.

The charity provides almshouses for the benefit of Warwick residents who are in need.

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Who we are

The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler was set up in accordance with the wills of Thomas Oken, and Nicholas Eyffler.

It owns and administers almshouses for the benefit of Warwick residents in need. Thomas Oken was a wealthy Mercer who died in 1573 leaving his fortune ‘for the relief in need’ of Warwick residents.

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See what people are saying about us

I love the outlook, you’re never lonely here, there’s always something going on. I just feel relaxed.

Resident of Castle Hill Almshouses

“We do love it here I never want to move, it’s quiet but everywhere is nice and handy.”

Resident of the Guild Cottages

“Financially I didn’t know which way to turn and then I heard about the Oken Trust.”



Our almshouses are currently fully occupied however we will gladly receive applications for residents who wish to be considered at a future date. Applicants must satisfy the criteria set by the Charity in determining the need of the applicant. If you would like more information or to be registered on our waiting list please contact:

  • Clerk to the Trustees:
  • C E R Houghton Esq
  • 34 High Street
  • Warwick
  • CV34 4BE

Email: clerk@thomasoken.org.uk

Telephone: 01926 491181

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