St Anne’s Hospital, Appleby

Built by Lady Anne Clifford in the mid-17th Century and named St Anne’s Hospital in her memory, the almshouses in Boroughgate Appleby, whose back garden overlooks the River Eden, have for four centuries provided thirteen secure and comfortable dwellings for single ladies.  They are maintained by a voluntary board of Trustees, who have commissioned plans for the refurbishment of infrastructure, insulation and heating of the homes to ensure that they meet the needs of the 21st Century.

On Saturday 2nd September the Trustees are holding a reception at St Anne’s Hospital from 2 to 4 pm for all interested in the preservation and enhancement of one of Appleby’s most picturesque and well-loved features.  Plans will be on display. The day will mark the start of a fundraising campaign to help cover costs for the work. The Trustees can also be contacted by email:

Posted 30th August 2023