We need your help to pick a name for the new apartments that are being built as part of the Friary Outer redevelopment.
The names to choose from have been suggested by Sandford Gate residents, who were asked to come up with a list of names for the apartments, which they will move into once the development is complete.
Please vote for your top name by 17 June, when the vote will close. The choices are:
A group of monks came to Lichfield in 1237. They became known locally as the Grey Friars because of the colour of their habits
Henry VIII ordered the dissolution of the Franciscan Friary in 1538 and the majority of the buildings on the estate were demolished and sold for £68 to provide money for the Crown. The only buildings to survive were the Dormitory on the west range and a house known as Bishops Lodging in the south west corner.
Anna Seward (1747 – 1809) the Romantic poet, memorialist and letter writer, moved to Lichfield at the age of seven when her father was appointed Canon Residentiary of Lichfield Cathedral. Her most famous work, Elegy on Captain Cook (1780), earned her the name of the Swan of Lichfield.
The Franciscan Friars were an order of monks founded by St Francis of Assisi in 1209. A group of these monks came to Lichfield to set up home in 1237
Thanks to everyone who voted – the results are as follows:
Which name do you like most?
- Franciscan View (31%, 38 Votes)
- Greyfriars House (28%, 35 Votes)
- Seward House (27%, 34 Votes)
- Bishops View (14%, 17 Votes)
- Thank you for voting!
Total Voters: 124
The 54 apartments will be category II supported units that will provide modern fit-for-purpose apartments for Bromford residents. They will be owned and managed by Bromford Support. Bromford residents, living in Sandford Gate, will move into the new accommodation once it is complete. Bromford then plan to redevelop Sandford Gate. The Homes and Community Agency is contributing £2.4 million to the sheltered housing element of the scheme.