Poor Law Union and Workhouse
Dulverton Union Workhouse was erected 1854 from designs by Edward Ashworth, architect, based on the Cruciform Plan, and incorporating back to back wards. It is situated off High Street, Dulverton and now overlooks the river and a statue of Lorna Doone.
Dulverton Union comprises the parishes of Brompton Regis, Brushford, Dulverton, Exford, Exton, Hawkridge, Huish Champflower, Skilgate, Upton, Winsford, Withiel Florey and Withypool.
|Richard Hammond||Master of Workhouse||1881 census|
|Grace Hammond||Matron of Workhouse||1881 census|
The Workhouse was closed for use in 1934, and now houses the Administrative offices for Dulverton Council and Exmoor National Park. During the interim it has also been used as a Maternity Home and a Magistrates Court, and is now a Grade II listed building..
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