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The workhouse in Llanfylllin was built in 1838 for 250 persons. You can see that the centre of the building is a cross or cruciform shape.
Female and male inmates would have been kept in separate quarters and exercised in their own yards.

Map showing workhouse

 
 

Here is a model for workhouses issued after 1834. The shape and layout of Llanfyllin workhouse is very similar.

Design for model workhouse

 
 

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