The Blue House An almshouse was founded on this site c1465 by William Leversedge. It was replaced by the present building in 1728 at a cost of £1401.8.94. A free school was incorporated which survived until 1921. The house derives its name from the blue coats worn by the scholars. Statues of an almswoman, Nancy Guy, and a schoolboy, Billy Ball, adorn the facade. To the left of the building are the statues of two maids which came from the Keyford Asylum, built in 1803, demolished 1956. Today this house contains flats for retired people and is managed by trustees. It is a Grade I listed building of national importance.