Chesterton Union Workhouse was erected 1836-1838 from designs by Architect John Smith.
The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Thursday at 10.30 at the Workhouse. The population of the Union in 1901 was 33,246, area 80,995 acres, and rateable value at Lady Day 1908 £203,408.
The Union comprises the following parishes:- Barton, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Childerley, Comberton, Coton, Cottenham, Dry Drayton, Fen Ditton, Fulbourn, Girton, Grantchester, Harlton, Harston, Haslingfield, Hauxton, Histon, Horningsea, Impington, Landbeach, Madingley, Milton, Newton, Oakington, Rampton, Shelford, Stanton-Long All Saints, Stanton-Long St Mary, Stapleford, Stow-cum-Quy, Teversham, Trumpington, Waterbeach, Westwick, Wilbraham Great, Wilbraham Little and Willingham.
|Union Officers 1908|
|Chairman of the Board of Guardians||A. M. Robinson|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||John Fish Symonds|
|Treasurer||William George Hobbs|
|Relieving Officer and Collector to the Guardians ~ Fulbourn District||William Saunders|
|Relieving Officer and Collector to the Guardians ~ Willingham District||William Ingle|
The Workhouse, a commodious brick building near the centre of the village, is capable of holding 250 inmates. Following the introduction of the National Health Service it became Chesterton Hospital in Union Lane, Cambridge.
|Workhouse Staff 1908|
|Workhouse Master||Archer J. Morgan|
|Workhouse Matron||Mrs Helen R. Morgan|
|Medical Officer||Boston Elphinstone Fordyce|
|Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.|
|Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.|
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