Tyne and Wear HER(11779): Sunderland, Chester Road, Union Workhouse - Details
Sunderland, Chester Road, Union Workhouse
Health and Welfare
Union workhouse, built 1856. Architect J.E. Oates. Later Sunderland General Hospital, now Royal Hospital. Under the National Health Service, the hospital became Sunderland General Hospital. Many of the 1855 workhouse blocks were demolished in the 1970s to make way for new buildings but a few parts survive.
Kathryn Morrison (English Heritage and Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England), 1999, 'The Workhouse - a study of poor-law buildings in England', p 203; Nigel Green, 2009, Tough Times & Grisly Crimes, page 30; RPS, 2012, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, Archaeological Assessment