Restoration Appeal for the Penrose Almshouses Barnstaple
Restoration Appeal for the Penrose Almshouses Barnstaple
  • Litchdon Street
    EX32 8ND
The Friends of Penrose was set up to raise funds for this historic almshouse based in the centre of Barnstaple. Steeped in history dating back nearly 400 years, these buildings on Litchdon Street need your help............

Behind the 16 pillared colonnades that offer safe and secure sanctuary forBarnstaple's vulnerable and needy older folk is 400 years of history. However we are at risk of losing it all. The Beautiful cobbled quadrangle that has stood so strong and supported so many is under threat as its now become vunerable and is in urgent need of repair.

The granite buildings are at risk of collapse due to years of wear and tear. The fragile state of the roof, lead guttering, oak doors and windows are really delicate and so we are looking to you for help. 

The friends of Penrose was set up to help but we need all of the help we can get to raise the £100,000 target for the restoration project. We are so desperate to restore this beautiful historical arcitecture we truly are very grateful for any donation possible.

To Donate you can visit 

Alternatively you can set up a direct debit to Acc No 11753207 Sort Code 400913 or you can become a friend too and simply donate £15 by sending a cheque made mayable to "Friends of Penrose" to 3 Harford Cottage, Landkey, Barnstaple, Devon EX30LG

The unconsecrated chapel is available for all civil ceremonies too. For any bookings or enquiries contact ouR caretaker on 01271 329879

We are constantly seeking volunteers to help arrange fund raising events. If your interested email or if you fancy organising an event to help benefit our charity then all contributions are welcome. For fundraising events there is a boardroom available free of charge. This can also be used for personal events at a small hire charge.

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