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The last Bolton workhouse was:

Bolton Union Workhouse

Fishpool Farm

Farnworth

Deane

Lancashire

In 1785 there was a poorhouse in Old Hall Street, Bolton which moved to Fletcher Street in 1820. There was also a workhouse at Goose Cote Hill in Turton (repaired in 1801). These closed in 1861 and the inmates were transferred to the new Bolton Union workhouse

The Bolton Union Workhouse was opened on 26 September 1861. In 1930 the Union was abolished and the workhouse was renamed the Fishpool Institution. In 1948 it became part of the new National Heath Service as part of Townley Hospital.

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