At Horncastle Sir George Gilbert Scott was up against four other well-known workhouse architects and with Moffatt, submitted one of their standard Classical style plans in 1837. It was accepted and completed the following year. Constructed of brick, it cost £3,098 and the contractor was William Broadgate junior. The main building was a three storey octagon with two storey wings to house 200 inmates. The front range has now been demolished but the main block survives as institutional buildings.