The Workhouse Master's House

Built next to the former Wivenhoe Workhouse on Colchester Road

Summary by Pat Marsden

The Original Workhouse Master's House
Wivenhoe Memories Collection
The Workhouse Master's House as it is today
Joan Sawyer

The ‘Workhouse Master’s House’ as we see it today  is an eighteenth century brick house with a hipped tile roof and matching sash windows.  There is a (modern) plaque on the front dated 1734.  Extensions and alterations have effectively doubled the size of the original building which stood next to the former Wivenhoe Workhouse (now known as ‘Toad Hall’) which is on the National Heritage Register (LB421505).

References to the Workhouse

Butler, N., ‘The Story of Wivenhoe’ (1989), pp57-60
‘Victoria County History of Essex’, Vol X (2001), pp288-290

As described on the Wivenhoe Local List adopted by Colchester Borough Council in March 2012.

This page was added on 28/04/2016.

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