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The workhouse  
  Forden Union workhouse  

The first workhouse in Forden union was built as a "House of Industry" in 1794-5.
It cost 12,000 and was intended to house about 1000 inmates.

Map showing workhouse


Most workhouses were designed to dominate the landscape and appear as frightening as possible.

Here is a view of the front of Forden Workhouse.


  Photo of workhouse  
  This is an early engraving of the same view.  
  Engraving of workhouse  
  Workhouse drawingBack to Powys workhouses map  
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