Monday, 3 September 2012

Marlborough Workhouse

Opposite Marlborough Common on a lane leading to the hilly beauty of the Marlborough Downs, where assorted horsey and other rural types live, there's what was the towns former workhouse. Today, the listed building has been converted into up-scale retirement flats (although rather haphazardly, as one writer noted) with a few more crammed in for good measure.



After the workhouse was closed it spent several decades as a children's convalescence hospital and a special educational unit mainly for intellectually disabled children called St Luke's.

 

Behind the site is a overgrown graveyard with forgotten graves, this small acknowledgement of what was there.




2 comments:

Calie said...

I always love to see your "picture" posts, Lucy. Thanks for posting this one.

Calie

Lucy said...

Thank you Calie x