Tower Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Tower Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Photograph taken 05 May 2001 © Mr Steve Cole. Source Historic England Archive ref: 435474

This building was originally the Ely Union Workhouse. It was built in 1837-8 by W. J. Donthom. It was built as a result of the Poor Law Act (1834). It was designed to accommodate 300 inmates and cost £7,000. When the NHS was established in 1948 it became the Tower House Hospital. It closed as a hospital in 1993.

Location

Cambridgeshire Ely

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

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