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Andover Union Workhouse

Hob Uid: 1218649
Location :
Test Valley
Grid Ref : SU3600545705
Summary : Andover Union Workhouse was built in 1836, extended in the mid 19th century and is now a school. It is of red brick in Flemish bond, partly stuccoed with a Welsh slate roof. It is cruciform in plan radiating from a central hub which served as an observation post overlooking the excercise and drying yards. The extensions are to the north and south, flanking the front range. The building was designed by Sampson Kempthorne. It is Grade II listed. The workhouse was notorious for the mistreatment of the inmates who were, according to sources, employed in bone crushing and were so hungry they gnawed grizzle and marrow from the bones on occassion.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Test Valley (Amended 12th July 1995)
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Vol(s) : 1142
Source Number : 2
Source : The Workhouse: a study of Poor Law Buildings in England
Source details :
Page(s) : 52,60,62,74,78,204
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Hanoverian
Display Date : Built 1836
Monument End Date : 1836
Monument Start Date : 1836
Monument Type : Workhouse, Bone Mill
Evidence : Extant Building, Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Victorian
Display Date : Extended mid C19
Monument End Date : 1866
Monument Start Date : 1837
Monument Type : Workhouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Late 20th Century
Display Date : Change of use before 1983
Monument End Date : 1983
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Monument Type : School
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 100092
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 139524
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 34 NE 84
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WORKHOUSES PROJECT
Start Date : 1991-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14