Rowton poor house

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Shropshirelad63
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Does anyone know the former location of the poor house and does it still exist as a building?

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This page on Robert Ridgway's Ercall Magna website may be of interest, though it doesn't give a specific location:

www.archelou.co.uk/ercall_history/history_page_10.htm

The page states that in 1881 the building was called the Old Work House and occupied by the Tudor family. Sure enough the 1881 census does show a building of that name, occupied by James Tudor, 23, a baker and grocer born at Waters Upton, with his wife Ann and sister Sarah. The neighbouring houses are not named. The description of the relevant Enumeration District includes the following: "The whole of the Township of Rowton in the Parish of High Ercall including the Cottages in the Meadows the Cottages in the old Workhouse Buildings and part of the Cottages at the Heath Lane and the Village of Rowton."

Steve

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Thanks for that reply, my GF(X5)  spent his last days at Rowton and died in 1836, I wondered why he had no family to call on, will have to study the reform of 1834!