The Almsrooms (The Old Workhouse), Peterborough

This building was built as a timber framed house. It was built in the 17th century. It was later used as a workhouse. In 1837 the Cumbergate workhouse was converted into an almshouse. This was because the new Peterborough Union Workhouse been built on Thorpe Road.


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Stuart (1603 - 1713)


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