Nantwich Workhouse

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

Scottish poorhouse

The Scottish poorhouse, occasionally referred to as a workhouse, provided accommodation for the destitute and poor in Scotland.

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.


In England and Wales a workhouse, colloquially known as a spike, was a place where those unable to support themselves were offered accommodation and employment.