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Plumptre Hospital was founded in 1392, while Richard II. was on the throne, by John de Plumptre who decreed that it was for the sustenance of “thirteen poor women broken down of age and depressed of poverty.”
The current building dates from 1823 and continued to be an alms house until 1991
Plaque above the doorway of Plumptre Hospital detailing its history. The inscription reads:
Founded and endowed for the support of a Master,
a priest, and thirteen poor Widows,
By John de Plumptre, A.D. 1392.
Repaired by Huntingdon Plumptre, Esq., 1650
By John Plumptre, Esq., A.D. 1751
By John Plumptre, his son, A.D. 1753.
First stone of the present Hospital was laid on the
First Day of August, A.D. 1823 By the Rev. Charles Thomas
Plumptre, Rector of Claypole In Lincolnshire, on behalf
of his father, John Plumptre, of Fredville In the county
of Kent, Esq., the Master or Guardian of the said Hospital,
And a descendant of the Founder.