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Percy Bilton Court

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Comfort and friendship

Designed to provide convenient and comfortable accommodation for older people in a setting which allows residents to come and go as they please.

Residents are encouraged to make friends and share as wide a social life as they wish through use of the Common Room and other facilities.


There is a resident Warden, an Assistant Warden and an emergency call system in each flat.

In an emergency, such as sudden illness, after a fall or when a stranger comes to the door, a resident can get help easily and quickly.

38 self-contained one-bedroom residents' flats

The flats - some wheelchair accessible - and common areas have been built around courtyard spaces which boast some very attractive gardens.

Each flat has a living room, a bedroom, a fitted kitchen, and a bathroom - some with level access showers. All flats are

  • suitable for a couple or a single person
  • either on the ground or first floor
  • linked to an intercom alarm system
  • fitted with full central heating

Shared facilities include

  • Common Room for social activities and meetings
  • Laundry
  • Overnight guest accommodation

Becoming a Resident

Percy Bilton Court is an almshouse, and residents are beneficiaries of the Skinners' Almshouse Charity which is governed by the Trustees of the Charity.

To become a resident you must meet specific eligibility criteria related to

  • Age - residents are usually over 60
  • Housing need
  • Personal finances

If you would like to find out more about Percy Bilton Court, including details about charges and any forthcoming vacancies, please contact The Almshouse Team

Further information

Telephone 020 7213 0572

E-mail Martin.Webber@skinners.org.uk  

Percy Bilton

The Percy Bilton Charity was founded in 1962 by Percy Bilton, an entrepreneur who in the 1920s and 1930s built up a group of successful property companies which in the 1970s was listed on the London Stock Exchange.  He endowed the Charity with a substantial parcel of shares in Percy Bilton Limited, which later became Bilton plc.  Although the companies were legally separate, the Charity shared in the success of Bilton plc for many years receiving a steadily increasing dividend income.

During his lifetime, Percy Bilton took a keen personal interest in the activities of the Charity retaining his involvement until his death in 1982. The directors of the Charity, who are its trustees, have continued the Charity's activities in accordance with the charitable objects set out by the founder, redefining and updating the Charity's grant making policies over time to suit changing social and economic needs. The Charity makes distributions primarily in areas relating to older people, the disabled and children and young people who are socially or educationally disadvantaged or underprivileged.