Sir John Offley’s Almshouses, Madeley

The Trustees of the Charity have recently purchased additional properties to supplement the historic row of Almshouses on Station Road.

These new (but old established) properties are 1 Greyhound Cottage and Pool Cottage, near the Greyhound Court and shops car park. Neither are yet ready for occupation, and work is in hand to improve them both before we appoint residents. Both are two bed roomed houses, Greyhound Cottage being slightly the larger with a kitchen and living/dining room, while Pool Cottage has a modern kitchen diner. We expect Pool Cottage to be ready for use first, if possible this Autumn, with Greyhound Cottage following, perhaps in Spring 2020. The residency charge has not yet been determined, but will probably be in the region of £120 per week. Residents pay their own utility bills.

Although not yet ready for occupation, applications can be made in advance of the completion of work, by persons interested in taking on the residency, by contacting the Clerk to the Trustees:

Mr John Sheridan, of Birchfield, London Road, Woore, Crewe, Cheshire, CW3 9SQ; telephone: 01630 647423; email:, who will supply an application form.

For a year from date of submission, applicants form part of a waiting list who will be given first consideration when a vacancy is identified. After those 12 months, re-application is expected. (This also applies to the original almshouses, eight single bedroom terrace houses, and two with two bedrooms – all smaller than the new properties. There are currently no vacancies in these properties.

Appointment of residents is by the Trustees, either in full session or acting through nominated members of the Trust. We seek to provide accommodation in the Parish for persons of good character, ideally with a family or residential connection with Madeley, at as low a cost as we can achieve given the need to maintain the properties in good condition.

Stephen Clifford, Chairman of Trustees

About Stephen

Lay Chair of All Saints' Church Council and Treasurer. Retired Head of University Secretariat at Keele, Secretary of North Staffs Classical Association, Secretary of North Shropshire CLP, former Woore Parish Councillor & Vice-Chairman of Woore Neighbourhood Plan Team, now complete. Chairman of Sir John Offley's Almshouse Trust, Madeley.
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