Workhouses of London and the South East

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  • Author: Peter Higginbotham
  • Format: Paperback 304 pages, 140 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Published: 16 Jan 2019
  • Our image of workhouses has often been coloured by the writings of authors such as Charles Dickens. But what was the reality? Where exactly were all these institutions located - and what happened to them? You might be surprised to discover that a building in your own town, now transformed into flats or part of a local hospital, was once a workhouse. Revealing buildings steeped in social history, 'Workhouses of London and the South East' provides a comprehensive and copiously illustrated guide to the workhouses that were set up across London and the neighbouring counties of Middlesex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire.