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A privately funded building providing accommodation for the poor.

Bedehouse (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
ALMONRY A building adjacent to a monastery where alms were distributed to the poor
CHILDRENS HOME A place where either orphaned children or children from 'broken homes' are cared for.
HOSPITAL A building or complex where care and treatment are provided to the sick, aged, infirm and poor. Use narrower term where possible.
LEPER HOSPITAL A hospital where people with leprosy are cared for. During the medieval period, this usually comprised a church and separate accommodation for lepers.
ORPHANAGE An institution providing care and accommodation for orphans and abandoned children.
POOR HOUSE A building or buildings used as a public institution providing accommodation and care for the poor. Linked Data resource