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Arbroath Combination, Angus (Forfarshire)

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In around 1864, the parishes of Arbroath and St Vigeans erected a Combination Poorhouse at the west side of Brechin Road in Arbroath. The architect was William Aitkenhead.

Arbroath site, 1901

The building is believed to have been demolished in the 1930s and housing now stands on the site.

Arbroath former poorhouse site from the north, 2001.
© Peter Higginbotham.




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  • According to Angus Archives, no records relating to the Arbroath poorhouse survive.


  • None.


  • None.

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