Workhouse walks

Explore the areas around some of Norfolk’s other former workhouses

Workhouses provided care for people who were poor and needed help. They were set up by the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act and every town and village in the country was supposed to send their poor to a workhouse.

There were 22 workhouses in Norfolk and each workhouse served a group of 40 to 50 parishes known as a Union.

To help you explore some of these workhouses, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse has teamed up with Norfolk Trails to create a series of new Workhouse Walks. 

View the links below for more information, directions and maps.