Monument record NAC 050 - Woodbridge Union Workhouse; Amberfield School; Nacton House

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Carlford and Colneis Incorporated Hundred Workhouse, constructed in 1756 (the earliest in Suffolk), demolished after 1904 apparently. Also burial ground on opposite side of road.


Grid reference Centred TM 2221 4075 (441m by 249m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Carlford and Colneis Incorporated Hundred Workhouse, constructed in 1756 (the earliest in Suffolk). Background information in (S1). Riot to pull down workhouse dispelled by troops in 1765.
In 1803 House of Industry (presumably same?). 187 inmates in 1841, closed in 1900 (when inmates transferred to Ipswich).
Demolished after 1904 (shown on OS map that year?) according to Edwards (S6). Naction House built on footprint in (or by) 1926 (S2)(S6).
Amberfield School for girls built on site (incorporating earlier buildings?) (S3).
Burial ground on opposite side of road at TM 221 407 (S4)(S5), disused by 1926 (S2).
Pest House suggested at TM 252 4073 by field named `Sickhouse Field' to SE and Hospital Piece to SW (S5).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S2).
  • <S1> (No record type): Dymond D & Martin E (eds), An Historical Atlas of Suffolk, 1988, 96-97.
  • <S2> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, sheet no LXXXIII.6, 1926.
  • <S3> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk, SCC, 1990.
  • <S4> (No record type): OS, 1st ed 1 inch map, sheet 64, 1838.
  • <S5> Map: 1838. Nacton Tithe Map. Nacton Tithe, 1838.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Historic Building Recording. Paul Edwards, Heritage Assessment Report, 2013?.

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Record last edited

Oct 9 2013 4:42PM

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