Almonry



the place where an almoner resides or where alms are distributed.
Historical Examples

The almonry was not merely “within the precincts of the abbey,” it was actually a part of the abbey.
Notes & Queries, No. 38, Saturday, July 20, 1850 Various

He increased the allowances to the kitchen, cellars, and almonry.
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans Thomas Perkins

It would be an idle task to attempt to estimate the value of these almonry schools for national education.
Education in England in the Middle Ages Albert William Parry

He was a clerk, and ranked directly after the two grooms of the almonry.
The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo

Leach considers that the total number of boys educated in the almonry schools was 1,000.
Education in England in the Middle Ages Albert William Parry

For to the almonry eight years before a wise man had come with a strange new invention.
The Children of Westminster Abbey Rose G. Kingsley

An almonry is described in some recent works as “a building near the church.”
Notes and Queries, Number 34, June 22, 1850 Various

Stow distinctly says it was in the almonry of the abbey; and the handbill Dr. Rimbault refers to confirms that fact.
Notes & Queries, No. 38, Saturday, July 20, 1850 Various

Attached to St. Saviour’s was an almonry intended for the same purpose.
South London Sir Walter Besant

Other buildings include an Elizabethan town hall, the grammar school, founded by Abbot Lichfield, and the picturesque 11 almonry.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1 Various

noun (pl) -ries
(history) the house of an almoner, usually the place where alms were given

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