Aireborough Historical Society

AHS Visit to Beamsley

AHS Visit to Beamsley
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Location Beamsley
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Visit to Beamsley near Skipton, this building is Beamsley Hospital or almshouses.
Seven rooms encircle a chapel, it was built in 1593 by the Countess of Cumberland, Lady Margaret Russell who was a maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth 1st.
She died in 1616 before her plan to build more accommodation for poor widows could come to fruition, her daughter Lady Anne Clifford continued her work and added more buildings to the complex.
     These were in use until the 1970s when the Hospital Trustees handed the almshouses and chapel to the Landmark Trust in 1983.

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