The population falling within the Union at the 1831 census had been 33,090.
The private hire room can also be utilised for the more entertaining side of things, like a speed dating event or quiz night!Situated right in the heart of Clapham Old Town, with two airy rooms and a beautiful outdoor space, The Jam Tree Clapham is the perfect place to eat, drink, relax and revive.Whether youre planning post work cocktails, a lazy brunch or an intimate meal, come in and enjoy Jam Trees Colonial-inspired food menu, exciting cocktails and fantastic wines all in a vibrant and friendly setting.It comprised four three-storey ward pavilions linked to a central four-storey administration block. © Peter Higginbotham After 1886, when a new workhouse was opened at Garratt lane, St John's took on the role of union infirmary.Substantial changes and additions were made to the buildings, including a nurses' home in 1898 at the north-east corner of the site. © Peter Higginbotham St John's Hill children's ward, 1896.The Wandsworth and Clapham Poor Law Union was formed on 25th March, 1836.
Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 19 in number representing its 6 constituent parishes as listed below (figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one): Surrey: Battersea (3), Clapham (6), Putney (2), Streatham (2), Tooting Graveney (2), Wandsworth (4).
The later layout of the site is shown on the 1916 map below. © Peter Higginbotham After its enlargement, the St John's site provided 32 general wards of various sizes, and 10 special rooms or wards for isolation cases.
There were also four large day-rooms which, owing to overcrowding, were pressed into use as wards.
One ward was set apart for children, varying in age from a few days old to eight or ten years.
In 1895, the total number of inmates was 3,559, of whom 2,921 were new cases; 2,501 patients recovered from their ailments, and 435 (12.2 per cent) died.
On arrival at the venue you'll be welcomed by our friendly hosts who will explain how the evening will unfold and provide you with a name badge, scorecard & pen.