The Old Walcot Poor House, London Road, Bath c.1820

The Old Walcot Poor House, London Road, Bath c.1820
2 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

Description

Previously the home of Harper's Furnishings, and now converted into flats. The front onto London Road was rebuilt in 1828, retaining the two long rear 18th century wings in Weymouth Street. Following the Poor Law Amendment Act, Bath decided to build a Union Workhouse and thus Walcot Poor House was sold to a Mr. Sutcliffe for å£840. In 1848 he opened it as The Ragged and Industrial School. In 1866 the school moved and was renamed the Somersetshire Certified Industrial Home for Boys at Devonshire House, Wells Road.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
11527
Collection Reference
 
LP F128 / 314
Original Width (mm)
 
435
Original Height (mm)
 
260
Collection Location
 
Bath Central Library

© This image is not to be copied or published without permission

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas