Selwood Hospital, Frome, Somerset

Selwood Hospital, Frome, Somerset
Photograph taken 05 December 2002 © Mr David Witherow FRICS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 266363

This hospital was originally built as the Frome Union Workhouse. It was built in 1837-8. The Poor Law Commissioners authorised £5,400 for it to be built. It was designed by Samuel Kempthorne in the hexagon design. It was to house 350 inmates. Kempthorne also designed workhouses in Bath, Bridgwater, Taunton and Yeovil.

Location

Somerset Frome

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

workhouse institution poor law social welfare health hospital Victorian (1837 - 1901)