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National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

Upton Rd, Southwell NG25 0PT, UK

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About National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse is a National Trust place located in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, and the most complete workhouse in existence. This austere building, the most complete workhouse in existence, was built in 1824 as a place of last resort for the destitute. Its architecture was influenced by prison design and its harsh regime became a blueprint for workhouses throughout the country.


Attractions near National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

Southwell Trail0.28km from National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

The trail is 7.5 miles and built on the former railway line of the Midland Railway. It stretches from Southwell to Bilsthorpe and passes the villages of Farnsfield, Kirklington and Maythorne.  The Trail supports a wide range of habitats, because it crosses two distinct geological areas.

Southwell Minster1.07km from National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

Southwell Minster, the Cathedral of Nottinghamshire, is rich historical and architectural interest. It provides fine examples of the main styles of architecture, particularly Norman and early English. The latter is very evident in the 13th century Chapter House, one of the Minsters most glorious features with some of the finest examples of naturalistic carvings in the country - the Leaves of Southwell.

Sconce and Devon Park8.08km from National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

This is a large area of public open grass and woodlands, including Devon Pastures Local Nature Reserve. Queen’s Sconce Monument is one of the country's finest remaining earthworks from the English Civil War (1642-51). It is distinctively star-shaped when viewed from the air and is one of nine siege works remaining in a recognisable state in and around Newark.

Newark Castle and Gardens8.45km from National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell
St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark-on-Trent8.76km from National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

The church of St Mary Magdalene was begun around 1160, though much of what we see today dates to the 14th and 15th centuries. The present church is built in the Gothic style, with parts dating from the 12th century. St Mary Magdalene's is one of the largest parish churches in England and is regarded as one of the finest. It is a Grade I listed building.  It was one of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and attracts a lot of tourists too.

White Post Farm8.8km from National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

White Post Farm can provide a unique day out with plenty of opportunities to get up close to the animals. The farm covers around 25 acres of land, with more than 3,000 animals! These include classic farm animals such as cows, goats and pigs, as well as some more exotic animals such as llamas, wallabies and reptiles.

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Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.