Chesterfield Union Workhouse, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Chesterfield Union Workhouse, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Photograph taken 25 June 2004 © Mr George Wolfe. Source Historic England Archive ref: 83422

Chesterfield Poor Law Union formally came into existence on 19th October 1837. It covered 34 parishes. The new workhouse opened on December 9th 1839. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott and William Moffatt and cost £10,000. The building is now Scarsdale Hospital.

Location

Derbyshire Chesterfield

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

workhouse poor welfare health Victorian (1837 - 1901)