Mark’s History: Martha Walker Almshouses in Armley


What’s the story behind the Martha Walker Almshouses in Armley? MARK STEVENSON reveals all in his latest Mark’s History column.

Long history … Photo: Mark Stevenson

Martha Walker Almshouses, or Nancroft House, were built in 1893 in memory of Martha’s parents and brothers and sister.

Martha Walker Almshouses consist of a terrace of six houses in Armley. Photo: Mark Stevenson

In 1893 to live in the Almshouses you needed to be a member of the Church of England and to have lived in Armley for not less than five years. Today you just need to be over 55.






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