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Liskeard Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians meet alternate Saturdays at 1.30pm at the Board room, Workhouse. The population of the Union in 1891 was 26,448, area 107,441 acres and the rateable value in 1897 123,133.

The Union, formed January 16th 1837, comprises the following places, viz:- Boconnoc, Broadoak, Callington, St Cleer, St Dominck, Duloe, St Ive, St Keyne, Lanreath, Lansallos, Lanteglos, Linkinhorne, Liskeard borough and parish, East Looe, West Looe, St Martin's-by-Looe, Menheniot, Morval, St Neot, Pelynt, St Pinnock, Southill, Talland and St Veep.

Union Officers 1897
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Albert Charles Lyne Glubb
Treasurer William Sargetn
Relieving Officer - Callington District Richard Bennett
Relieving Officer - Liskeard District William Hotten Hooper
Relieving Officer - Looe District R. Tamblin
Superintendent Registrar Albert Charles Lyne Glubb

The Workhouse, Station Road, was built in 1839, at a total cost, including site of about 7,500. It stands on about 2 acres of land and will hold 350 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1897
Rev. James Norris Acting Chaplain
William Nettle Medical Officer
A. Mills Workhouse Master
Mrs E. Mills Workhouse Matron


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