Long Alley & Brick Alley Almshouses from the River Thames
Albert Park in North East direction
Mr Twitty's Almshouse
Long Alley Almshouse Gardens
Long Alley Almshouse - East Side
Conduit House - Albert Park
Brick Alley Almshouse
Albert Park in a North West direction
Brick Alley Almshouse from the River Thames
Long Alley Almshouse

Christ's Hospital of Abingdon


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Welcome to the Christ's Hospital of Abingdon website.

Please take some time to explore this website and find out about our activities and history.

Christ's Hospital currently manages six groups of almshouses in Abingdon providing 32 housing units for elderly residents. There are many benefits of living in an almshouse, such as:

  • Independent living with the support of a Warden
  • 24-hour personal alarm systems
  • No rent to pay, only a Weekly Maintenance Contribution. In some cases this may be paid by Housing Benefit
  • No worries about utility bills, as heat, light and water are included in the Weekly Maintenance Contribution which is payable by all residents
  • Although the almshouses are unfurnished, the Charity provides and replaces where necessary refrigerators, freezers and cookers. Carpets and other floor coverings are provided throughout
  • Free use of washing machines and tumble dryers in laundry rooms
  • No repair or maintenance responsibilities
  • Concessionary TV Licence of £5 per year for those aged 60 to 74 years

The criteria for applicants differ between the almshouse groups. The Charity has to give priority firstly to those living in Abingdon, then Oxfordshire and in some instances applications can be considered by those living elsewhere within the UK.

So if you are semi-retired or retired and have a housing need, or know someone who does, or require any further information, please contact us.

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Christ's Hospital of Abingdon, 1 Old Station Yard, Abingdon, OX14 3LQ. Registered Charity 205112

Tel: 01235 526487 | Fax: 01235 526481 | Email: clerk@ch-of-abingdon.org

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