You are at the Site of Ivy House (23)
The small estate of Dunelm Court is built on the site of Ivy House which was built in 1861 and demolished in 1992. Ivy House was one of the first purpose-built work-houses in the country and served the poor of the local area. It admitted tramps only if they had travelled a certain distance and obtained a card from the Police Station. If they satisfied the conditions they were given a free night's lodging; but records show that the master of the Workhouse did his best to discourage tramps and had been known to order buckets of cold water to be thrown over new arrivals.
The terrace facing Station Road is built in the style of the original Ivy House frontage.