Pewsey Hospital (former Union Workhouse), Pewsey, Wiltshire

Pewsey Hospital (former Union Workhouse), Pewsey, Wiltshire
Photograph taken 05 February 2001 © Mr Andy Domeracki. Source Historic England Archive ref: 311749

Pewsey Hospital (formerly listed as a 'Mental Defectives' Colony') was originally built as a Union Workhouse. The workhouse was built in 1836 and became a district hospital after 1948, it is now a unit for the mentally handicapped.

Location

Wiltshire Pewsey

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

hospital workhouse welfare mental health social Georgian (1714 - 1836)