Waddington Almshouses

The Almshouses were once known as Waddington Hospital and were rebuilt by the founder Robert Parker of Marley Hall in Yorkshire and the entrance gate bears an inscription dating to 1706.

Waddington Almshouses Ribble Valley Click to zoom

Independent living for elderly ladies

Since 1701, Waddington Almshouses have offered affordable housing for independent elderly ladies. We are recognized for the high quality of our community and for the excellence of our services to residents.

We understand that older people can live independently as they age if they are in housing that provides much more than just shelter. This successful community not only offers the safeguard of a warden onsite but is also rich with activity and social interaction.

Here residents can enjoy friends, discuss books, participate in day trips, go shopping and entertain their own families in award winning surroundings. Ages range from 65 – 90+ some ladies having occupied their almshouse for over 25 years.


The Almshouses comprise of 24 independent single storey cottages offering the following accommodation

Sitting room with living fire,
Kitchen, with fitted units oven and hob
Bedroom Bathroom with basin, wc, ‘walk in ‘shower or bath
Storeroom/Linen Cupboard

Each cottage has an emergency call system to the warden’s residence.

The Almshouses have the benefit of lovely gardens that residents can enjoy; also a community room, relatives’ cottage, laundry and chapel.

Waddington is a beautiful village which has a rich social life. There are three pubs, a café and a social club. There are social opportunities from a monthly lunch to the University of the Third Age. Clitheroe, a busy market town, is a short bus ride away.