SP7802 : Bledlow Homes

near to Bledlow, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Bledlow Homes
Bledlow Homes
This large U-shaped building, at the east end of Church End, is known as Bledlow Homes, but was formerly the parish workhouse, built around 1800 to house 180 inmates. It later became the Wycombe Union School for Boys and Girls. The 1881 Census lists about 56 resident children aged between 5 and 15 under the tutelage of the Master, George Roberts, with his sister Rebecca who was the Matron. The Ordnance Survey map of 1922 still shows the building as Wycombe Union School.

The building, which is listed but abandoned, appears to be currently owned by Buckinghamshire County Council (for theirs is the small white notice on the left warning persons not to trespass because of the dangerous state of the structure).

(Apologies for the road sign in the middle of this photograph - I could not get a view of the whole building and the whole courtyard from any other angle!)
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2008
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 April, 2008
Category
Workhouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 781 022 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.7863N 0:52.2590W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 780 022
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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