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Great Britain Office For THe Board Of Guardians - Feb 21

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Office for the Board of Guardians


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A new Walsall Union Workhouse was erected in 1838 at the junction of Peleck Rd & Moat Rd. Its construction cost £7300 and it could accomodate 350 inmates.
The design by W Watson was a relatively uncommon double cruciform plan which Watson also employed for Warwick workhouse.

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The entrance and management offices were at the centre of the building with male accomodation to the north & female to the south.
To the south of the workhouse were receiving wards, tramp wards and stone breaking sheds.
The board of guardians building stood at the Sothern edge of the site.

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The building, which pre-dates the hospital, was built as the offices for the Central Union Workhouse. The two-storey construction has mullion-transom windows, a tower on the right corner and an arched doorway topped by a shield, a corbelled eaves cornice and a lead-clad ogee dome with an ornate weathervane on the finial.
It has been left untouched since 2007 and has fallen into disrepair
But despite it's sorry state, many original features remain. It has been on the market since August 2022.

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What is to be said about this one apart from its got some serious tile porn!

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