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Baptist Chapel (formerly the old workhouse)

This parish workhouse for 84 inmates was erected on the east side of Moor Lane in Southwell in 1808. It was designed by the Revd John T Becher in association with a local architect, believed to be Richard Ingleman. Becher published the plan of the workhouse in 1828 in his book 'The Anti-pauper System'. After the formation of the Southwell Poor Law Union in 1836 and the construction of a new workho…