Montrose, Angus (Forfarshire)

Montrose erected a parish poorhouse in around 1865 at the junction of Alfred Street and Railway Place. It was locally administered rather than operating as a statutory poorhouse under the central Board of Supervision.

Montrose poorhouse site, 1924

In 1904, the establishment had accommodation for 17 men and 22 women.

Montrose former poorhouse from the south-east, 2009.
© Peter Higginbotham.

The building has now been converted for residential use.




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  • Angus Archives, Hunter Library, Restenneth Priory, By Forfar DD8 2SZ.

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