Aged Pilgrims' Home

East Common, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 7RN


The almshouses were built in 1874 by the Aged Pilgrims' Friend Society, and endowed with £250 a year by Sir John Wallis Alexander, in memory of his brother Sir William Alexander, attorney general to the Prince of Wales.

The almshouses consisted of a terrace of five buildings, alternating between two storeys and one storey. They provided accommodation for 15 almspeople.


Current status

The almshouses were Grade II listed in 1971, presumably just before they were sold to a developer. They have been converted into five separate dwellings and are now known as Nos. 1 - 5 Hartley Court.

N.B. Photographs obtained in March 2010

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The garden wall and shelter were Grade II listed in 1985.

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Each of the three gables has a stone plaque with a motto:

Born again made new creatures in Christ Jesus

Glory to God on high

Even to hoar hairs will I carry you

References (Accessed 6th June 2021) (1) (2)

Last updated 6th June 2021

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