Bodmin Workhouse and Poor Law Union
Following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, Bodmin Union was officially declared 14th April 1837. The Board of Guardians met alternate Saturdays, at 1.30pm at the Workhouse Board Room.
The following parishes and places constituted the Union:- Blisland, Bodmin borough and parish, Cardynham, Egleshayle, Endellion, Helland, St. Kew, Lanhydrock, Lanivet, Lanlivery, Lostwithiel, Luxulyan, St Mabyn, St Minver Highlands, St Minver Lowlands, Temple, St Tudy, Warleggan, St Winnow and Withiel.
The area of the Union in 1891 was 87,752 acres, rateable value £99,003 and the population was 18,194.
|Union Officers 1897
John Pethybridge, Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee
H. D. Foster, Treasurer
Charles Menhenick, Relieving Officer - North District
John Gatty, Relieving Officer - South District
Mark Henwood Marks, Superintendent Registrar
Thomas Whale, Workhouse Master
Mary Elizabeth Whale, Workhouse Matron
Miss Elizabeth Lampier, Nurse
Bartholomew Gidley Derry, Medical Officer
Source: Kelly's Directory
The Workhouse located
near the top of Rhind Street was built 1839-1842 from designs by William Dwelly, at a cost of
about £5,000 and was a plain but substantial stone building to hold 250
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