Camelford Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The Board of Guardians meet alternate Fridays at 2pm at the Workhouse.
The Union comprises the following parishes:- Advent, St Breward, Davidstow, Otterham, Lesnewth, St Juliot, Minster, Forrabury, Trevalga, Tintagel, St Teath, Michaelstow, Lanteglos-by-Camelford and St Clether.
The area of the Union is 46,616 acres, rateable value £37,373 and the population in 1891 was 6,906.
|Union Officers 1896|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||W. Sloggatt Hawker|
|Relieving and Vaccination Officer for the Union||John Metherel|
|Superintendent Registrar||W. Sloggatt Hawker|
The Workhouse, a plain building of stone in two parallel lines, connected by a covered way, was built in 1858 at a cost of £1,200, for 80 inmates.
|Workhouse Staff 1897|
|Charles John Hillidge||Workhouse Master|
|Ernest John Jerome||Medical Officer|
|Mrs Mary Short||Workhouse Matron|
Source: Kelly's Directory 1897
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