TF0733 : Former Workhouse

taken 2 months ago, near to Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England

Former Workhouse
Former Workhouse
Grade II listed former Parish Workhouse on West Street, built by the Heathcote estate in 1813 to replace the former Poor House. Superseded by the Bourne Workhouse in 1836, it was converted to two cottages and remains as two dwellings today.
The inset stone panels read "Falkingham - Workhouse - 1813"
Folkingham Workhouse

The red brick workhouse on West Street was built in 1813, and remained in use at least until the new poor law of 1834. in 1835 Folkingham came under the new Poor Law Union of Bourne, who built their own workhouse in Bourne in 1836. It is probable that this building was no longer used after that.

It is now a pair of private homes, and a grade II listed building. The listing mentions neither the architect nor the unusually deep eaves over the front of the building.

The front is inscribed, across the first floor between the windows, "Falkingham Workbouse 1813" - using the 19th century spelling of the village name.

See LinkExternal link for the listing,

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Village, Rural settlement Housing, Dwellings Place: Folkingham other tags: Grade II Listed Cottages Former Workhouse Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 May, 2024   (more nearby)
Thursday, 30 May, 2024
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0710 3364 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.3734N 0:24.5770W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0711 3363
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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