Workhouses (5 pages found in this category)

Nantwich Workhouse

Grade II listed building and former workhouse in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, built in 1779–1780 to accommodate up to 350 paupers.

Portwey Hospital

Grade II listed former workhouse and hospital in Weymouth, Dorset, redeveloped in the early 1990s for residential use.

Scottish poorhouse

Scottish institution, occasionally referred to as a workhouse, provided accommodation for the destitute and poor.

Town’s Hospital

The Town's Hospital was a poorhouse in Glasgow, Scotland, founded in 1731. It occupied a site at the Old Green on Great Clyde Street, at the junction of present-day Ropework Lane.


Establishment where the destitute in England and Wales received board and lodging in return for work.