It could accommodate 300 inmates and it cost approximately £7,000. Northampton entrance block from the south-east, 2000. Northampton workhouse north-eastern inmates' yard, 2000. From around 1918, the practice was also extended to death certificates.
The building was designed by George Gilbert Scott who was the architect of many other workhouse buildings including ones for the nearby Kettering and Oundle Unions. After 1930, the workhouse was taken over by the Northampton Borough Council and renamed St Edmund's Hospital which continued in operation until 1998.
Some connections are operated by the British Eurolines company and the others are operated by the Irish or Northern Irish Eurolines member (fares and booking are the same for all coaches).
Every day you can travel by Eurolines coach from London to Dublin and from London to Belfast. Departure is from London Victoria Coach Station (you should arrive one hour earlier for check-in).
The Workhouse was not originally designed for the purpose to which it is now applied, and is therefore in some respects very inconvenient.
It is however very clean and neat, and the Poor live there comfortably under the direction of a very proper person. The high walls which encompass the narrow courts being capped with spikes, give the place a great resemblance to a prison.
Dinner—Sunday, Tuesday, broth, beef, bread, and vegetables ; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, bread, cheese, and beer; Thursday, broth, mutton, bread, and vegetables. The victuals are not weighed, but the Poor have generally as much bread and meat as they can eat.