The Union Workhouse was built in 1836, at the cost of £5425, & has room for 400 paupers; but the average daily number of inmates, in
summer, is only about 100. They are clothed & fed at the average weekly cost of about 2s.10d per week per head. Robert Sewell esq is Union Clerk & Supt. Registrar ... Mr Reuben Harwood is governor of the Workhouse.
Source: White Directory 1845 - p 372
Submitted by Betty Longbottom
Swaffham Workhouse, has now been demolished.
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