To the sides would have been the porter's lodge, waiting rooms, receiving wards, and Guardians' board-room.
There was a pin manufactory at Iron Acton in which the children were employed.
Within a few months, however, it was decided that these buildings did not have sufficient capacity and that a new workhouse should be built.
The architects for the new building were the partnership of George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt.
In November 1838, their plans were submitted to the Poor Law Commissioners for building to accommodate 160 inmates.
[Up to 1834] [After 1834] [Staff] [Inmates] [Records] [Bibliography] [Links] A parliamentary report of 1777 recorded parish workhouses in operation in Chipping Sodbury (for up to 40 inmates), Westerleigh (22), and Yate (40).
Frampton Cotterell had a parish workhouse on Church Road dating from around 1828.In fact, the building was ready for use in May 1840.The site location and layout is shown on the 1901 OS map below: Chipping Sodbury workhouse site, 1901.During the Second World War, some of the buildings were used as an emergency hospital.After 1948, the rear buildings became the Ridgewood old people's home.Trying to find similar intensive studies of the lives of single men, though, was a whole different story. The same thing happened when I tried to find scholarly writings about single people.