Weaver Hall, Northwich, Cheshire

Weaver Hall, Northwich, Cheshire
Photograph taken 05 May 2001 © Mr R.G. Noxon. Source Historic England Archive ref: 57631

This building was originally the Northwich Union Workhouse. It was built in 1837-9 by George Latham, using the '200 pauper' model. It was built as result of the 1834 Poor Law Act. It had various additions made to it. From 1904 any children born there had 160 London Road (not Union Workhouse) put on their birth certificates. This was to try and prevent prejudice against them in later life. The building has since been an old people's hospital and a Salt Museum.

Location

Cheshire Northwich

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

workhouse welfare poor law institution Victorian (1837 - 1901)