Helston Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The Board of Guardians meet alternate Saturdays at 11.30am at the Workhouse, Helston. The area of the Union is 73,333 acres, rateable value £88,905 and population in 1891 was 22,117.
The Union comprised the following Parishes: Breage, Crowan, Cury, Germoe, Gunwalloe, Grade, Helston, Landewednack, Manaccan, Mawgan in Meneage, Ruan Major, Ruan Minor, St Anthony in Meneage, St Keverne, St Martin in Meneage, Sithney and Wendron.
|Union Officers 1897|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||Frederick Vivian Hill|
|Treasurer||Richard Foster Bolitho|
|Relieving and Vaccination Officer - Wendron District||S. H. Moyle|
|Relieving and Vaccination Officer - Meneage District||S. H. James|
|Superintendent Registrar||Frederick Vivian Hill|
The Workhouse, in Meneage Street, Helston is a large building of stone with granite dressings, erected in 1858 from designs by the Architect Fred William Porter. It later became The Meneage Hospital.
|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.|
|Workhouse Staff 1897|
|William John Trezise||Workhouse Master|
|Walter Wearne||Medical Officer|
|Mrs Trezise||Workhouse Matron|
Helston Cemetery is also located in Meneage Street, Helston. William Halls,
Godolphin Road is Clerk to the Burial Board.
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