Lanyon House

The original almshouse was built in 1679 with £300 left in a will by John Lanyon, ex Lord Mayor of Plymouth and a Friend of Samuel Pepys. The present almshouses were moved to their site in Green Street in 1868. Situated within the city centre, the historic building offers 15 Studio apartments and one 2 bedroom flat that have been modernised to cater for either a wet room shower or bath, and has a communal laundry room to maximise personal space. A large courtyard garden is in the centre of this small community, offering sanctuary in the city.

Management Services
The Charity is run in accordance with schemes prepared by the Charity Commission. The first scheme was sealed on 11/08/1898 and various subsequent schemes made alterations to it. Another comprehensive scheme to bring matters up to date was sealed on 11/06/1999 and a copy can be seen in the Office. The Charity is also a Registered Social Landlord with the Housing Corporation and a member of the Almshouse Association.

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Location and Amenities

Studio apartment living

City centre location with all its amenities

Walking distance from cafes and coffee shops

Good transport links

Convenience stores nearby

Doctors within walking distance

Post Office within walking distance

Communal courtyard garden


£128.50 per week Plus £30 per week service charge

The service charge is to cover fuel costs. Residents do not have to pay water rates and are entitled to a £7.50 per year concessionary TV Licence fee if under 75 yrs of age. The total rent charge qualifies for Housing Benefit, with support costs paid to us directly. Rents and service charges are reviewed each financial year.

Are you eligible for our housing?

I am 60+

I don’t currently own a home

I have Plymouth connections

I don’t have any pets

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