Truro Union Workhouse, Truro, Cornwall

The Truro Union Workhouse was built in 1851. The building was designed by William Harris. The main accommodation block had a four storey round building in the centre. Three storey accommodation blocks for the different types of inmate led off this. There was a separate hospital block. During the First World War Truro workhouse was converted for use as the 210 bed Truro Auxiliary Naval Hospital. It opened in November 1915 and closed in March 1919, after treating 4000 patients. The workhouse later became St Clement's Hospital but has since been redeveloped for residential use.


Cornwall Truro


Victorian (1837 - 1901)


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