Stroud Lock-Up (Workhouse)

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Gloucestershire

Location   129 Bisley Road,  Stroud

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c.1840

Year closed   Unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Workhouse

Remarks   Grade II listed. Mortuary and 'Vagrants' block' described by Peter Higginbottom below assumed to include lock-up.

Descriptions

'No 129 [Bisley Road] (Stroud Poor Law Institution, including including The lock up) SO 8604 NW 26/16 II 2. 1836. Ashlar. Pitched stone roofs. 3 storeys. Double panopticon with administrative buildings in centre. Chapel with cupola, Gothick windows and fragments of internal wall paintings. Superintendant's house of 1899. Lock-up with cells and Dead Room.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Stroud Poor Law Institution Including the Lock Up, 129 Bisley Road', Stroud, LEN1170182

'Stroud Union workhouse was built 1836-40 at a site to the north of Bisley Road'...'to accommodate up to 500 inmates'. 'A new master's house with central archway was erected at the south of the administration block in 1899. A new mortuary and vagrants' block were also added in a separate building to the east of the workhouse.'

Peter Higginbottom, Workhouses.org, 'Stroud, Gloucestershire'

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SOURCES

    Peter Higginbottom, Workhouses.org, 'Stroud, Gloucestershire'

  • http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Stroud/
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Stroud Poor Law Institution Including the Lock Up, 129 Bisley Road', Stroud, LEN1170182

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1170182

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