Record Details

NHER Number:12198
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of workhouse


This is the site of a workhouse built in the late 18th century, which was destroyed by fire in the early 19th century. The tithe map of 1838 shows the site as 'Workhouse Field'.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 403 105
Map Sheet:TG41SW

Full description

A House of Industry was erected in Acle parish in 1788.
During the hard winter of 1814 it had so many inmates that they were accommodated in tents on the lawn.
It was destroyed by fire in 1834.
The site does not seem to be known: it is not shown on (S1), see (S2).
This general site was indicated by a member of the parish council.
(S3) shows it as Workhouse Field.

Monument Types

  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (placename, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WORKHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S3>Map: Lenny, I.. 1838. Acle Tithe Map. No scale.

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