Bone-boilers, grease and cat-gut manufactories represent some of them, and there is a nest of thieves, which has existed ever since the days of Edward III.The house is a brick structure of three storeys, forming three-fourths of a square.
Air-cushions and macintoshes were found in abundance in the wards, and regularly used.
A new building in Mint Street, probably on the same site, was erected in 1782.
Its location is shown on the 1872 map below, by which time it had been taken over by St Saviour's Poor Law Union.
[Up to 1834] [After 1834] [Staff] [Inmates] [Records] [Bibliography] [Links] The parish of St George-the-Martyr, Southwark, had a workhouse on the north side of Mint Street in Southwark originally dating from 1729. HE sorts the Wool, and out of about 3000 Weight he has cull'd so much good Wool, as to yield 300 Weight of good Jersey, spun in the House, beside a coarser Sort which serves for Stockings, of which 103 Pair were spun and knit in the House between February and September last; for which unexpected Frugality, the Overseers made him a handsome Present, it being much clearly saved out of Wool bought for Mop-Yarn.
It was the subject of a report in An Account of Several Workhouses..., dated October 1731. HE has the Skill of whitening his Wool, which recommends his Work to all the Turners that deal with him, and several have gives him 7s. for a Dozen Pound, when they could buy it elsewhere for 7s.
Classification there is none, excepting the common division of male and female wards, and the separation of the "foul cases." In a house so conditioned there can be neither order nor method.