A video tour of the Cleaves Almshouses in London Road, Kingston Upon Thames. Part of Kingston Heritage Festival.
In 1669 William Cleave founded almshouses for older poor people of Kingston. Today that legacy lives on with the Trust housing residents who are aged at least 60, of limited means, have some connection with the area and can live independantly.
The houses on Old London Road conceal a magnificent garden and further homes with 25 units in all, many with individual gardens. This short tour takes us round the outside of the buildings and the garden.
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Kingston Heritage Festival
This event is part of Kingston Heritage Festival. This September, you are invited to delve into Kingston’s heritage with a series of events, talks, walks and open house days celebrating the borough’s rich 1100-year history, all of which are free to explore!
Kingston Heritage Festival is organised by Kingston Heritage Hub. Kingston Heritage Hub is a borough-wide network open to all local heritage groups and individuals managing heritage projects, it is an initiative set up by Kingston Heritage Service with Kingston First and the Kingston-upon-Thames Society. This year Kingston Heritage Hub would like to thank Kingston University and Kingston Council for funding Kingston Open House.