Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Fords Hospital Coventry

Named after William Ford in his will of 1509 Fords Hospital are historic almshouses found in the centre of Coventry. Badly damaged by an air raid in November 1940 they were rebuilt with original timbers between 1950 and 1953.

The same William Ford stated that if a wife died before her husband he got his full wages but if it was the other way around and the husband died first she only got a portion.
Thankfully things have now changed!

The almshouses were built around a central courtyard

View of the outside courtyard

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