The latest, and largest, in Hobnob’s series of books in collaboration with the Wiltshire Buildings Record, this is the result of the author’s long-term interest in and study of almshouses. Fully illustrated, often in colour, and with maps and plans, her book is in gazetteer format arranged by parish, offering a short history and description of surviving and lost buildings. She also includes a substantial biographical section describing the almshouse founders, and an insightful introduction to this unusual and often overlooked class of building, of which Wiltshire retains some outstanding examples.