Clerkenwell workhouse

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Clerkenwell workhouse in 1882.
The workhouse ground plan, 1874.

The Clerkenwell workhouse stood on Coppice Row, Farringdon Road, in London. The original workhouse was built in 1727 but that building was replaced by one twice as large in 1790. It was described by The Lancet in 1865 as one of the two worst in London, and "fit for nothing but to be destroyed" which it was in 1883.[1]


  1. ^ West of Farringdon Road. Survey of London: Volume 47, Northern Clerkenwell and Pentonville. Originally published by London County Council, London, 2008. British History Online. Retrieved 20 August 2015.

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Coordinates: 51°31′26″N 0°06′34″W / 51.5239°N 0.1094°W / 51.5239; -0.1094