Bainbridge Workhouse (High Hall)

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Bainbridge Workshouse (High Hall) MYD36554 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Bainbridge Workshouse (High Hall) MYD36554 (c) YDNPA, 2023

This workhouse was operated by the Bainbridge Gilbert Union and was erected around 1810. The Union continued to run the workhouse until 1869 when all remaining Gilbert Unions were finally abolished. A new Aysgarth Poor Law Union was set up covering the civil parishes of Askrigg, Aysgarth, Bainbridge, Burton cum Walden, Hawes, Low Abbotside, Thoralby, Bishopdale, Newbiggin and Thornton Rust. It took over the existing workhouse building. High Hall today is a County Council run care home for the elderly.

Source: – comprehensive website about workhouses in Britain

Hastings, P (1996) Bainbridge and Leyburn Workhouses. Ripon: Ripon Workhouse Trust


Enter south end of Bainbridge on A684. Follow minor road straight ahead at first bend after bridge. Take a left after 100 metres. Site lies on right hand side of road after a further 100 metres. No public access. View from roadside.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Bainbridge. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.