Monument record 0064400000 - WYCOMBE UNION WORKHOUSE, SAUNDERTON


Site of nineteenth century Wycombe Union workhouse, built in 1843 and demolished by 1971.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • WORKHOUSE (19th Century to Modern - 1843 AD to 1999 AD)


Workhouse of Wycombe Poor Law Union…is a large lofty structure of flint, with red brick dressings, in the Tudor style, surrounded by 11 acres of garden ground (B1).
Location (B2).
No part apparently survives, the site now being occupied by Cilag Pharmaceutical facrtory (B3).
Wycombe Union Workhouse built at Saunderton in 1843 of brick and flint, with accomodation for 450 inmates. [Architect's drawing](B4).
Workhouse designed by George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt. Building record file held at NMR (ref no.101672) (B5).

Sources (5)

  • <1>SBC14350 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P910.
  • <2>SBC10133 Map: OS 1874/85 6 INCH MAP (1ST EDN).
  • <3>SBC12032 Verbal communication: PIKE A R PERS COMM FOLLOWING FIELD VISIT JULY 1979.
  • <4>SBC19605 Bibliographic reference: Ivan G Sparkes. 1990. High Wycombe: A Pictorial History. Caption to plate 19.
  • <5>SBC25581 Bibliographic reference: Kathryn Morrison. 1999. The Workhouse: A Study of Poor-Law Buildings in England. pp72,202.


Grid reference SU 81590 98080 (point)
Civil Parish BLEDLOW-CUM-SAUNDERTON, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC1347)

Record last edited

Apr 15 2022 1:58PM

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