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Workhouses of London and the South East

By Peter Higginbotham

9780750987776

ISBN: 9780750987776

Published: 01-01-2019


Workhouses of London and the South East

By Peter Higginbotham

ISBN: 9780750987776

Published: 01-01-2019

About This Book

Our image of workhouses has often been coloured by the writings of authors such as Charles Dickens. But what was the reality? Where exactly were all these institutions located? And what happened to them? People are often surprised to discover that a building in their own town, perhaps now turned into flats, or still forming part of a local hospital, was once a workhouse. This copiously illustrated book provides a comprehensive guide to the workhouses that were set up across London and the neighbouring counties of Middlesex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire.

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