Union Workhouse, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire

Union Workhouse, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken November 1979 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: BB79/00949

This workhouse was built in 1850. After 1834 people were only offered support if they entered the workhouse. Known as the 'Test' this was supposed to stop people asking for relief unless they really needed it.

Location

North Yorkshire Kirkbymoorside

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

Tags

workhouse poor law vagrant relief poverty welfare Victorian (1837 - 1901)