Robert John Whitehead's Almshouses, Deighton Road, Deighton

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  • also known as: Whitehead's Almshouses
  • location: off Deighton Road, Deighton
  • status: still exists
  • category: row of properties

In his will, estate agent Robert J. Whitehead (died 1935) stipulated that the residue of his estate should be used "to acquire a freehold or leasehold plot of land in Deighton and erect eight almshouses thereon at a cost not exceeding £500 each, and to invest the balance for the endowment thereof, the said almshouses to be for the occupation of poor persons resident in Woodhouse and any adjoining parish".[1]

The almshouse are now managed by a charitable trust[2]


Notes and References

  1. "Eight Almshouses in Deighton" in Yorkshire Post (02/Jul/1935).
  2. Charity No. 223010.