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Address: Chapel St., Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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+44 1789 293127
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Sir Baptist Hicks, a silk trader and reputedly the richest man in England...

Sir Baptist Hicks, a silk trader and reputedly the richest man in England during the early 17th century, financed homes that were, and still are, used as homes for twelve pensioners.

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These are in excellent condition, 500 years old and still lived in!! I loved the daily walk past them to and from our lodgings. A magnificent piece of living history.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ros R
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are in excellent condition, 500 years old and still lived in!! I loved the daily walk past them to and from our lodgings. A magnificent piece of living history.

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Thank Ros R
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The arm houses are still lived in by the charitable poor and they are in great condition. Fantastic living history.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

You can walk by and not notice these houses. You must stop and take a look, the small things that stand out and take yourself back 300 yrs and imagine who lived here

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Thank andrew e
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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698 reviews
403 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A stunning row of very old houses, absolutely beautiful to view and extremely well kept. Well worth a look and a perfect photo opportunity.

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Thank Kelly W
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Needs to be seen as it's a breathtaking sight of Tudor housing. So much of the town is a joy to see but this is, for me, the piece de resistance!!

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Thank Carole S
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

A short walk from the centre of town and you will see this row of houses. You cannot go in the houses (but you can go in the adjoining Guildhall & Schoolhouse) but the houses are a real piece of history. Stand on the opposite side of the road to get a full view.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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1,094 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This beautiful well maintained row of almshouses which are still being used for the purpose with which they were built in the sixteenth century. It was amazing to walk along this row in Shakespeare's anniversary year knowing they were standing there when he was living.

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Thank 70ish
Hlinsko, Czech Republic
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is the beautiful piece of Chapel St. We went through this street during the anniversary of 400 years. It is the amazing place, the part of Shakespeare's history. I can recommend to visit it.

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Thank PETR D
Drouin, Victoria, Australia
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223 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were invited in by one of the occupants of the Almshouses, they are for locals who are pensioners, they are very well maintained & the Inhabitants live in them with Dignity as it should be, we are thankful for the lady who invited us in to show us around.

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Thank Keith T
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Walked past this and read the wall plaque. You could easily imagine the people living in these in the 1500's and it is gratifying to know they still gave the same use today

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Thank Patricia H

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