|Lawrence Campe Almshouses||Barnet|
Lawrence Campe Almshouses were built in c.1612 to provide for 12 poor people, each of whom was given a monthly allowance of one shilling. The founder, Lawrence Campe, was a draper's merchant in the City of London. The almshouses consist of a row of seven two-storey red brick cottages set back from the road, fronted by lawn with country-garden style flowers against the houses and a simple white paling fence separating them from the road.
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The almshouses were repaired after damage by fire in 1728, renovated in 1843 and again in 1899, but the original appearance is largely retained. Tablets on the front of the building shows heraldic devices and inspirational texts, one of which reads: 'Every morning before you feed - Come to this House and prayers read - Then you about your work may go - so God bless you and yours also'. They continue to be administered by the Lawrence Campe's Almshouse Trust, and provide accommodation for people over 50 with limited assets.
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