St John's Court, Axbridge, Somerset

St John's Court, Axbridge, Somerset
Photograph taken 26 August 2006 © Dr Neil Bentham. Source Historic England Archive ref: 268731

This building was originally the Axbridge Union Workhouse. It was built in 1837. The architect was Samuel T Welch. He also built workhouses in Wells and Clifton. The Poor Law Commissioners had authorised £4,496.17s.6d for its building. It was meant to house 250 inmates.

Location

Somerset Axbridge

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

workhouse institution poor law social welfare health hospital