Romsey Workhouse, Romsey, Hampshire

Romsey Workhouse, Romsey, Hampshire
Photograph taken February 1992 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: bb92/15561

Larger, often purpose-built, poor houses or workhouses were built in the 1700s. Some included training schools for children, a 'hospital' for the elderly and a house of correction where poor people were trained and made to work. Originally built in 1774 this workhouse was subsequently enlarged in 1836. It is now used to provide sheltered housing.

Location

Hampshire Romsey

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Themes

Tags

workhouse poor social welfare Georgian (1714 - 1836)