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Hungerford Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians met alternate Wednesdays at the workhouse, to discuss Union matters.

The Workhouse was erected 1840 by S. O. Foden, architect on an elevated and healthy site in Park Street, and it could accommodate 344 inmates.

Union Officers 1920
Chairman to the Board of Guardians H. W. Lawrence
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Henry D'Oyley Wolvey
Chaplain Rev. John Frederick Charles Denning
Medical Officer Walter Dixon
Workhouse Master Fred Johnson
Workhouse Matron Mrs E. H. Johnson

Hungerford Union became Hungerford and Ramsbury Union in 1896. It became Hungerford Hospital under the National Health Service, but the building was closed and demolished in the late 1990's. The Chapel, however, was saved and remains standing on the new residential site.

Records Available

Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue, 
RG1 6AF.  
Tel: 0118 901 5132


Hungerford workhouse LDS research
Accounts of workhouse 1808-1822 88286 
Settlement of certificates 1670-1834 88287 
Overseers accounts 1654-1831 88288
Overseers disbursements 1759-1803 88284 
Overseers disbursements 1808-1829 88285 
Source: Submitted by Eve FL USA


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