Mary Ravenscroft Cottages

88-90 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4BW


In 1981, during a major upgrading of Garrett's Almshouses, two modern almshouses were built by the Jesus Hospital Charity on a vacant plot of land just to the left of Garrett's Almshouses.

They were named after Mary Ravenscroft, the wife of James Ravenscroft, who had founded the Jesus Hospital.

The almshouses were occupied by May 1983.


Current status

Wood Street now contains three functioning almshouses - the original Ravenscroft Cottages, now named Jesus Hospital, at Nos. 62-72, Garrett's Almshouses at Nos. 76-86 and Mary Ravenscroft Cottages at Nos. 88-90.

N.B. Photographs obtained in January 2020

Mary Ravenscroft Cottages

The two almshouses (above) were built adjacent to Garrett's Almshouses (below).

Mary Ravenscroft Cottages

References (Accessed 4th June 2022)

Webb Y 2017 The Jesus Hospital Almshouses. Barnet History Journal 1, 19-21.

Last updated 4th June 2022

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