This set of old almshouses (numbered 37-44 Longport)
is just opposite the prison. It was founded by John and Ann Smith
as almshouses - homes for poor old people.
It is particularly attractive for the Dutch gables
seen in the photo. They are still used for their original purpose.
The brickwork is old English bond, which is not
so common in Canterbury in my experience as other bonds, and reflects
the relatively early date.