Belmont Hospital, Belmont Road, Tiverton, Devon

Belmont Hospital, Belmont Road, Tiverton, Devon
Photograph taken 11 July 2004 © Mr Graham Slocombe ABIPP. Source Historic England Archive ref: 485226

A new union workhouse was built in 1837-8 on the site of the old town workhouse. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott and his partner William Bonython Moffatt. They were also the architects for other Devon workhouses in Bideford, Newton Abbot, and Tavistock. It was built to house 300 inmates. The Poor Law Commissioners agreed to spend the sum of £6,000 on its construction. The workhouse site later became Belmont Hospital which has now closed.

Location

Devon Tiverton

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

hospital health workhouse poor Victorian (1837 - 1901)