Place    From 1695 

Morden College

Categories: Philanthropy

A charity founded by Sir John Morden, to accommodate merchants who had lost their estates by accidents and perils of the seas. Initially, only single or widowed men were admitted, but in the 20th century, admission requirements were amended to include women and married couples. The design of the original building has been attributed to Sir Christopher Wren.

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