The Friendly Female Asylum for aged persons who have seen better days erected and supported by voluntary contributions since 1821.
These almshouses were built c.1847 and badly damaged in WW2 which is when the Society vacated them. They are labelled on the map at Market Gardens.
The text on the plaque is a copy of the original dedication for the almshouses.
Site: Chumleigh Gardens (4 memorials)
SE5, Burgess Park, Chumleigh Gardens
Chumleigh Gardens is a delightful, hidden away, gem.
In our photo, the Hinds and Chumleigh plaques are either side of the white door, left and right respectively. The Market Gardens plaque is on the railings just outside our photo, to the right. The WW1 memorial stone is inside the railings but just outside our photo, to the left. The Hinds plaque was almost entirely hidden by foliage so our gratitude goes to our magnificent greensperson without whom our close-up photos would not have been possible.
Chumleigh Gardens was established in 1995, in the grounds of the former Female Friendly Society Asylum.