Southwell workhouse

The Southwell Workhouse owned by the National Trust is the subject of a large scale local, social and family history research project.

The Southwell Workhouse owned by the National Trust is the subject of a large scale local, social and family history research project.

The men's ward. The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex - I am not surprised disease was rife, the beds are crammed in and sanitary arrangements were at best basic.

The men's ward. The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex - I am not surprised disease was rife, the beds are crammed in and sanitary arrangements were at best basic.

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Many children were born in the workhouse and never knew their parents. Some babies were taken out in a large pram,but in some urban workhouses some babies and young children never went beyond the walls of the outside yard. Workhouse life was all they knew.

Many children were born in the workhouse and never knew their parents. Some babies were taken out in a large pram,but in some urban workhouses some babies and young children never went beyond the walls of the outside yard. Workhouse life was all they knew.

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Near the rustic mangle there are wicker laundry baskets and a washbowl. This is the wash-house in Southwell workhouse.

Near the rustic mangle there are wicker laundry baskets and a washbowl. This is the wash-house in Southwell workhouse.

Southwell Workhouse

Southwell Workhouse

Sophie was not used to luxury - but she learnt how to survive... Southwell Workhouse

Sophie was not used to luxury - but she learnt how to survive... Southwell Workhouse

Southwell Workhouse

Southwell Workhouse

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