An hospital or almshouse, in Church Gate, and founded in 1657, by the bequest of Richard Sloswicke, is endowed with land and buildings in East and West Retford, now worth between £90 and £100 yearly, "for the maintenance of six poore old men of good carriage and behaviour" each of the six inmates receiving upwards of £15 yearly, besides two tons and a half of coals.
The womens almshouses containing apartments for eighteen poor women, are in Union Street, these houses were erected in 1823, at a cost of about £1,040, in place of the former buildings in Carol Gate. The site of these and the ancient premises annexed being sold for £1,370 defrayed the cost of the building the present houses, leaving in 1825, a balance of £250, the interest of which is distributed in colas to the inmates, who have no other allowance.
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