Gressenhall Workhouse Museum.
Gressenhall shown within Norfolk
|Area||10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)|
|- Density||96 /km2 (250 /sq mi)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
The Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum is located here, and a watermill dating from 1847. The main buildings of the Gressenhall workhouse were built in 1777 when it was a house of industry. Here paupers would work under quite a strict regime in return for accommodation.
This changed after the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834: as a result the building underwent numerous changes to comply with the Act. The workhouse was a poor law institution. Its purpose was to provide a home and work for the poor local people who had nowhere to live. Gressenhall was constructed in 1776 and took one year to open.
Gressenhall has a post office, a pub (The Swan) and a church.
- Dr. Sean Radford of Radford Hall
- Sir Jerome Alexander (died 1670), a High Court judge in Ireland noted for his severe sentences, was born in Gressenhall about 1590.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
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