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Falmouth Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Thursday at the Workhouse, Budock. The population in 1891 was 23,970, area 25,295 acres and rateable value 80,914.

Union Officers 1897
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee John H. Genn
Treasurer William M. Grylls
Relieving and Vaccination Officer - Falmouth District Josiah Moyle
Relieving and Vaccination Officer - Penryn District Edward Toms
Superintendent Registrar John H. Genn

The Union comprised the following Parishes: Budock, Constantine, Falmouth, Mabe, Mawnan, Mylor, Penryn, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias.

The Workhouse, at Trescobeas, in the parish of Budock, 1 miles north east of the Town, is a stuccoed building with stone dressings, erected in 1852  from designs by the Architect Fred William Porter, and will hold 170 inmates. It later became known as Budock House and then under the National Health Service, as Budock Hospital. 

Workhouse Staff 1897
John George Workhouse Master
William King Bullmore Medical Officer
Miss Jessie J. Coad Workhouse Matron


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Falmouth 1 2 3
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


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