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Maulden, Bedfordshire
Submitted by Chris Graham



 

A room with a view!
This picture was taken from a house on a market gardening small holding that dates back to the 18th century.  It is now owned by an Inskip and used to be owned by the Stanbridges.   It looks along The Knoll towards George Street and up to the Village Church
(St Mary the Virgin, rebuilt in 1837 apart from the tower). This is the village centre where many of the Inskips lived and died, married and were buried. 
Photo taken By Jennifer Kirkby

Ampthill Union Workhouse!
Ampthill Workhouse was built in 1835-1836, designed
by architect James Clephan.  It consisted of several
blocks of buildings in red brick.  In 1894 the
workhouse accommodated 469 inmates
from Ampthill
and the surrounding parishes, which formed the Union. 
The workhouse operated under a strict regime
of discipline and segregation. 
Maria Hudson b. 1856 who was married to Charles William Summerfield b. 1861 spent all her childhood in the Ampthill Union Workhouse as a pauper with her siblings - so sad.