Inside the chapel of St Anne's Hospital, Appleby

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    "St Anne's Hospital was established in 1653 by Lady Anne Clifford for 'twelve sisters and a mother to help poor widows in Appleby who were prevented by age or infirmity from supporting themselves'. There are 13 almshouses set around a cobbled courtyard with a tiny chapel tucked into one corner. In the latter half of the 19th century the whole building underwnt some changes - the fabric was heightened providing each of the sisters with a bedroom upstairs. In 1961 the houses were altered and repaired to accommodate a bathroom and new kitchen facilities. The chapel is kept open during the day. The reading desk and the greater part of the seating is original mid-17th century work. Some more photographs can be seen at" Photo by Marathon, 2018.
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    Geograph (Geograph)
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    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2018-08-26
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