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15 March 2012

1774 – Clifton House, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Robert Mylne / Robert Joy Built in 1774 by Belfast Charitable Society, the building was used until the late 1880’s as Belfast’s Poor House. Although the Dublin architect Thomas Cooley was consulted...

26 February 2012

1841 – Limerick Union Workhouse

Architect: George Wilkinson Designed to replace the city`s overcrowded poorhouase, the new workhouse of 1841 was designed by George Wilkinson on an 11-acre site to the north-west of the city. Intended to hold...

21 September 2010

1885 – St. Pancras Workhouse Extension, London

Architect: H.H. Bridgeman Published in The Building Newsm March 13th 1885. In 1881 plans were drawn up by H.H. Bridgeman for a large scheme. However, Bridgman’s scheme was not carried as planned. One...

18 June 2010

1885 – West Bromwich Union Workhouse, Staffordshire

Architect: Henman & Timmins Front Perspective including Plan as published in The Building News, March 27th 1885. Older parts of the workhouse have now been demolished but the infirmary and several surviving peripheral...

31 May 2010

1886 – Wandsworth & Clapham Union Dispensary & Relief Station, Battersea, London

Architect: Thomas W. Aldwinckle Rear Perspective View Birds Eye View, including Plans published in The Building News, August 20th 1886.

31 May 2010

1886 – Burton on Trent Union, Staffordshire

Architect: J.H. Morton Birds Eye View, including plans as published in The Building News, September 17th 1886.

03 May 2010

1886 – Proposed Workhouse, Mildenhall, Suffolk

Architect: H. Saxon Snell & Son Published in The Building News, August 27th 1886. Never constructed. The Mildenhall Poor Law Union later built a new workhouse in 1894-5.

14 December 2009

1886 – Workhouse, Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, London

Architect: Thomas W. Aldwinckle Very similar in design to the nearby Lambeth workhouse by the same architect. According to workhouses.org.uk: “The buildings consisted of a central administration block which also contained separate dining...

27 July 2009

1898 – St. Marylebone Workhouse, Marylebone, London

Architect: Alfred Saxon Snell A major phase of new building took place in 1897-1901 at the St. Marylebone Workhouse. This comprised two five-storey blocks for aged and infirm males at the north fronting...

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