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.
Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue,
Tel: 0118 901 5132
|Hungerford workhouse LDS research|
|DESCRIPTION||DATES||FHL BRITISH FILM NUMBER|
|Accounts of workhouse||1808-1822||88286|
|Settlement of certificates||1670-1834||88287|
|Source: Submitted by Eve FL USA|
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