Whalley Alms Houses

Left to right: "Guy Fawkes", Jim Lambert, Ethel Barby, with Chris Whittaker "Guy Fawkes" collecting rubbish for
Guy Fawkes night, 1936. In the background are Church Cottages, which were formerly the almshouses.
South side over arch window
Left side North wall of arch
Left side North wall of arch
Left side of North wall
North side right side of arch
An extract of the Will of John Whalley 26th January 1670

And I heartily desire my Executris to see this carefully Performed And whereas my Father caused two little houses to be erected in ye Parrish of Fortho Two Poor people to dwell in but never settled them neither have I settled them Therefore my Will & desire is that my Executris, and I do give and desire the said two Houses  to my Aunt Cornelius and her heirs upon Trust she shall with all possible speed settle them upon the illeg of the Parish of Cosgrave for ever the Churchwardens there (for the time being) to put in such Poor from time to time after the Death of my Executris,

1732 North side
Ref: Date Occupant
Census 1891 1 Almshouses Alfred Branson - Cooper
Census 1891 2 Almshouses Harry Teagle - Groom gardener
Census 1891 3 Almshouses Charles William Nobles - illeg
Census 1891 4 Almshouses Levi Wilkinson - Herdsman

Census 1901 1 Whally's Cottage Mary Jane Hurst
Census 1901 2 Whally's Cottage Harry T Norwood
Census 1901 3 Whally's Cottage Charles W Nobles - Gas Fitter
Census 1901 4 Whally's Cottage Clement Baldwin - Carriage Fitter's Labourer

Census 1911 Whalleys Cottages Clement Baldwin - Fitter's Labourer
Census 1911 Whalleys Cottages Charles W Noble - Machinist Metal Planer
Census 1911 Whalleys Cottages Thomas Pateman - Formerly Farm Bailiff

Cosgrove Estate Sale 1919

Four Stone-built and  Slated Cottages

each containing Two Upper and Two Lower Rooms, and having outside Wood Barn and E.C.,
together with Gardens fronting the Village Street, being Part No. 108 on Plan, occupying an area of

lr. 17p.

and let on Weekly Tenancies to Miss Willison, and Messrs. H. Johnson, E. H. Jelly and H. Meakins
at 2s. 6d. per week each, making a total rental value of £26 per annum. Landlord paying Rates.


View of the gardens to the Whalley Alms Houses in 1986

Front view of the Whalley Alms Houses