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Construction work was completed in 1844 and the total cost was about £15,000.
The location and layout of the site can be seen on the 1887 map below: Ecclesall Bierlow workhouse site, 1887.
There were swings and slides in the grounds, and sports days were held on the central grassed area.
On May Day, a May Queen Festival would take place there.
His lengthy report can be viewed on a separate page.The first floor contained separate boys' and girls' dormitories, each containing six single beds, and the house-mother's bedroom.Outside were single-storeyed outbuildings which probably included a play-shed, wash-house, and coal-store.Ecclesall Bierlow asylum block from the south-west, 2001. Vagrants' wards were erected along Osborne Road at the north of the site.Ecclesall Bierlow vagrants' wards from the north-west, 2001. A building opposite the lodge on Union Road housed the Union offices. Ecclesall Bierlow Union offices from the workhouse steps, early 1900s. Ecclesall Bierlow Union offices from the west, 2001. The later layout of the site is shown on the 1923 map below: Ecclesall Bierlow workhouse site, 1923.Fulwood cottage homes — girls' stores and training block, 2006. At the north-west corner of the site were a school and assembly hall, dated 1912, and a water tower which took its water from one of Sheffield's main supply conduits which passed nearby.At the foot of the tower were painting and carpentry workshops. The children's homes were of two slightly differing designs which alternated around the site.As well as general wards, it included tuberculosis sanitoria and a maternity hospital.In 1940, bombing destroyed several buildings including the dining hall and a nurses' home. The children's homes were pairs of semi-detached houses, each half accommodating six boys and six girls together with a house-mother.The Nether Hallam workhouse was situated at Crookesmoor, at the east end of Roebuck Road where the Vestry Hall now stands. A row of cottages dating from the 1720s on Workhouse Green at Fulwood was a local workhouse for many years. County of Derby: Beauchief, Dore, Norton (2), Totley.The population falling within the Union at the 1831 census had been 22,685 with townships ranging in size from Beauchief (population 88) to Ecclesall Bierlow (14,279).