In 1837, Sir George Gilbert Scott won a competition, against two other architects, Field and Thorold, for Gloucester Workhouse, and when he was interviewed he gave the Guardians a choice of elevations. They chose ‘the plain modern style’ and not ‘the Gothic style’, that is a Classical style Scott and Moffatt plan at a cost of £4,000. It had an arched entrance range and central octagon. It was demolished in 1961.

Kathryn A Morrison, ‘The New-Poor-Law Workhouses of George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffat’, Architectural History, 40, 1997, pp. 184-203.