HER(6055): Houghton-le-Spring, Union Workhouse

  • Description

    "Shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. Built on William Street in 1824. Rebuilt in 1877 at a cost of £11,000. It could accommodate 203 destitute wives, children and the elderly and had a corridor-plan T-shaped main block with male accomodation to the west and female to the east. Rooms for the elderly were placed st the front of the building, children and the able-bodied at the rear. In 1891....."
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    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/6055
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 12 months ago
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