Prints - Gateway, Penny Almshouses, Lancaster
William Penny, a Lancaster worthy, established the almshouses in King Street in 1720, and they're here to this day. There are 10 small "bedsits" for single people and one double house, plus a small chapel. This little painting, done almost entirely with the watercolour tool, shows the gateway with the the flower garden and the chapel door beyond. The grey stonework is typical of the older buildings in the city, and survives in many areas in spite of the best efforts of successive town planners.
Gateway, Penny Almshouses, Lancaster (5"x6.3" - 1/2" border) £20