Record Details

NHER Number:15848
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a post-medieval workhouse, formerly Erpingham Union workhouse

Summary

This is the site of a House of Industry or Workhouse, constructed in 1805 to serve nine surrounding parishes. The building was designed to house up to 260 inmates, and in 1834 when the Erpingham Union was formed it continued to serve as the workhouse for this area. However, in 1851 a new workhouse was constructed in West Beckham (NHER 6572) and this workhouse was sold. The buildings were later converted into fourteen cottages, known as Brunswick Terrace, but these were demolished sometime prior to 2001.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2861 3596
Map Sheet:TG23NE
Parish:GIMINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

This is the site of a House of Industry or Workhouse, constructed in 1805 to serve the parishes of Knapton, Trunch, Trimmingham, Northrepps, Southrepps, Mundesley, Gimmingham, Sidestrand, and Overstrand. The building was designed to house up to 260 inmates, and in 1834 when the Erpingham Union was formed it continued to serve as the workhouse for this area. However, in 1851 a new workhouse was constructed by the Erpingham Union in West Beckham (NHER 6572) and this workhouse was sold. The buildings were later converted into fourteen cottages, known as Brunswick Terrace, but these were demolished sometime prior to 2001.
Information from (S1).
The building is also visible on (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 4 March 1980 and 22 January 2002.
Amended H. Hamilton (HES), 28 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • WORKHOUSE (19th Century - 1805 AD to 1850 AD)
  • HOUSE (19th Century to Unknown - 1850 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Workhouse was never a prison (Letter to the editor). 10 June.
---Unpublished Document: Yardley, C. J. 2011. The Mun Valley: Historic landscape Assessment and Landscape Character Assessment for Norfolk Coast Project. p 13.
<S1>Article in Serial: Smith, G. and Smith, J.. 2001. The Village of Gimingham.. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Journal. Vol 7, No 1, pp 44-52. p 48 (J).
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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