WKM 013 - Plomesgate Union Workhouse; Deben Court

SHER Number:WKM 013
Name:Plomesgate Union Workhouse; Deben Court
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:TM 304 555

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Plomesgate Poor Law Union Workhouse.

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (19th century to 20th century - 1836 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • CHAPEL (19th century to IPS: Modern - 1836 AD? to 2050 AD?)
  • WORKHOUSE (19th century to IPS: Modern - 1836 AD to 2050 AD)

Designated Status: none recorded


Plomesgate Poor Law Union Workhouse. Significant parts surviving, and now called `Deben Court'. Built 1836/37 to accommodate 400 (S2).
Includes area of 'Burial Ground' on N side and 'Independent Chapel' to W.
Historical research needed - rare survival - Listable?
For history see (S4, copy in parish file).

Documents in Parish File titled "The History of Deben Court, formerly Plomesgate Union Workhouse" by Jane Blanchflower.

Sources and Further Reading

[S1]SSF50026 - Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, 1904.
[S2]SSF7003 - (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk, 1990.
[S3]SSF7042 - (No record type): Grace F, `Poor Law Unions 1834-1930', An Historical Atlas of Suffolk, 1988, 98-9.
[S4]SSF50544 - Bibliographic reference: Miss E P Cockburn. 1991. The Workhouse, Wickham Market, Suffolk, now Deben Court.

Associated Finds: None recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 7 2012 10:35AM
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