From the Red Lodge, Mr Monkey walked along to Foster's Almhouses and the Chapel of the Three Kings of Cologne, next to Christmas Steps. The almshouses were built in mid-fifteenth century by the Bristol merchant John Foster, but were rebuilt in a picturesque Burgundian-Gothic style in the late nineteenth century. After reading a plaque on the side of the chapel, which explained that Johnathan Blackwell Esq had paid for the street to be steppered* in 1669, Mr Monkey set off down the steps.
* Apparently, steppered was a real word in 1669.
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