TF9717 : Gressenhall Workhouse

taken 6 years ago, near to Beetley, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Gressenhall Workhouse
Gressenhall Workhouse
Originally built in 1777 to provide a business environment for the poor in society this enterprise worked well for the 600 or so on site. Sadly the Napoleonic wars and failing economy meant the introduction of the 'poor law'. This turned the building into a Union house or workhouse. The rules were strict and life was grim, the mill was demolished, site walled up and families split. All a method of control.
The site was used until the mid 1970s before becoming an expansive working museum. All very impressive, including a working farm.
Gressenhall Workhouse
Gressenhall workhouse is a 1777 'industrial facility' built to employ the local poor. It became union system with strict rules and laws with the introduction of thee poor law.
Today it is a working museum and office suite for Norfolk Museum services. The nearby Chapel (or union) farm is a 1920s style working farm and museum. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 August, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9744 1706 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.9097N 0:55.2979E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9744 1704
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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