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Trentham parish workhouse

This plan is of Trentham parish workhouse. Parish workhouses began in the 17th and 18th centuries as places where the poor worked in return for food and board. The workhouses were frequently set up in ...

Vagrant ward, Stoke workhouse, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This plan is of the vagrant ward at Stoke workhouse which was built in 1842. Homeless people wishing to enter the workhouse had to obtain a ticket from the police station and were then allowed in at six ...