Wynard’s Almshouses

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Wynard’s Almshouses

William Wynard was a wealthy Exeter citizen of the early 15th century. He founded these alms in 1435 to provide homes for twelve poor and infirm people. The buildings suffered much damage in the Civil War in the 17th century and were extensively restored in the 1860s, when the present cobbling, well house in the courtyard and chimneys were rebuilt. This view looks down on the courtyard of the alms, with the rear of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in the background.