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Union Workhouse, Chesterton

History of Union Workhouse, Chesterton

According to 1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge the land for the workhouse was purchased in 1836 and built at a cost of £5,716 to a design by John Smith. At the time of the Royal Commission report significant parts of the main buildings survived and it is described as having a remarkable plan devised for the special purposes of the workhouse.

Plan of Chesterton Workhouse

More information can be found at:

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Chesterton/

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