Monument record TAT 018 - St Mary's Hospital; Samford Poor Law Institution

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Samford Incorporated Hundred Workhouse, erected in 1765-6.


Grid reference Centred TM 1360 3729 (96m by 176m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM13NW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Samford Incorporated Hundred Workhouse, erected in 1765-6. For background information see (S1), with burial ground to east of road (S2). A hospital for infectious diseases is also shown (S3) which may have been a pest house like the building associated with Shipmeadow (SMW 002). It was built at a cost of 6,992 pounds 10s 1d (S4), with accommodation for 500 paupers. Alterations were made in 1819 and 1937.
In 1841 is held 191 inmates, and in 1912, 127 inmates (S5). Converted into hospital in C20.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S2)(S3).
  • <S1> (No record type): Dymond D & Martin E (eds), An Historical Atlas of Suffolk, 1988, 96-97.
  • <S2> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, sheet no LXXXII.14, 1926.
  • <S3> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, sheet no LXXXII.10, 1926.
  • <S4> (No record type): Shaw John, `The Finance and Construction of the East Anglian Houses of Industry', PSIA, 37, 1992.
  • <S5> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: East Suffolk, SCC 1990.

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Record last edited

Oct 29 1996 12:00AM

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