In 1991 the combined charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler built its first new almshouses for three hundred years. Various sites were considered but eventually a derelict piece of land in Bowling Green Street, which belonged to the Lord Leycester Hospital, was acquired for £41,848. Here adjacent to the Hospital and beneath the Wall which marked the boundary of the mediaeval town the seven Guild Cottages were built with the help of grants from the King Henry VIII Charity and Baron Davenport’s Charity.
Today the Guild Cottages form a pleasant L-shaped courtyard below the ancient walls and share a peaceful garden. The cottages are all one-bedroomed and consist of three downstairs flats, three upstairs flats and a bungalow.
Applicants must have lived within the bounds of the town of Warwick for two years and be able to demonstrate a need for assisted housing.
For details of vacancies and how to apply to become a resident click here.