Why Shaftesbury’s Abbeyfield House Has Reinstated Its Previous Name

Shaftesbury’s Abbeyfield House is no more and has changed its name.

The 45-year-old charity continues to provide single room accommodation and independent living for people aged over 55. But the converted Grade II listed house near the Ship Inn has reverted to its previous name, Pepperell House.

Chairman of trustees Barbara Yoxall tells us why.