Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - A history of the buildings and the people who lived and worked there. This title tells the story of the 'house of industry' and the workhouse from its establishment in 1774 to the present day, when it is now the Museum of Norfolk Life.
Author Stephen Pope both works at Gressenhall as Visitor Services Assistant and devotes much time to investigating the archives of the museum, knowledge which has been condensed into this book. It will be a major resource for teacher, researchers, specialists and family historians, whether they have a specific interest in Gressenhall or a wider interest in workhouses and social conditions in the 19th and early 20th century.
The 'Support and Resources' section for this title carries lists of those who were inmates and otherwise associated with Gressenhall - you will find family names there, and the book will give you the context in which they were living.