Norton Folgate Almshouses

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The Almshouses consist of 11 flats, clustered around a gated courtyard garden and nearby Victorian cottages.

Other flats are in Commercial Street, above the world famous 'St John Restaurant' and opposite Old Spitalfields Market.

The Almshouses fall under their own set of housing regulations and the scheme is for the benefit of people in need within the Tower Hamlets area.

To apply for a residency here or for general enquires about the Almshouses, please contact THCH's Stepney Community Housing Office on 020 7791 9790.

The Almshouses are overseen by a Committee of Trustees:

  • Isabelle Puchwein-Roberts - Management Consultant (Chair)
  • Cate McCarter - Support Worker (Vice Chair)
  • Rev Andy Rider - Rector of Christ Church Spitalfields 
  • Martin Euden - Church Operations Manager
  • Chris Weavers - Trade Union Official
  • Steve Pavitt - IT Consultant

Clerk to the trustees: Ms Kari Erickson.

Correspondence for the trustees should be addressed to The Clerk, Norton Folgate Almhouses, c/o Christ Church Spitalfields Office, Fournier Street, London, E1 6QE.

History of Norton Folgate Almhouses

Norton Folgate Almhouses were founded by a legacy from the will of Peter Jones on 6 April 1870.

On 2 October 1900, the trustees of the charity were granted leave to administer the charities of Samual Sanders (for the Weavers) founded in 1702 together with that of Thomas Taylor (founded in 1800).

The charities were finally amalgamated under the title of Norton Folgate Almshouses in February 1996.

The scheme was extended in 2012 to create larger and updated flats in the Puma Court section.

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