St Columb Major Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Thursday at the Workhouse Board room, at 2pm Summer months and 1.30pm Winter months.
The Union comprises the parishes of St Breock, Colan, St Columb Major, St Columb Minor, Crantock, Cubert, St Enoder, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Mawgan, St Merryn, St Newlyn, Newquay, Padstow Urban and Rural, Little Petherick and St Wenn.
The area of the Union is 78,582, rateable value in 1897 £88,353 and the population in 1891 was 15,384.
|Union Officers 1897|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||George Browne Collins|
|Relieving Officer for the Union||James Magor|
|Superintendent Registrar||George Browne Collins|
The Workhouse, on the east side of the Town, is a building of stone, erected about 1840. Its registered accommodation is for 180 inmates.
|Workhouse Staff 1897|
|William Ellis||Workhouse Master|
|John Cawful Mackay||Medical Officer|
|Mrs Emma P. Ellis||Workhouse Matron|
Source: Kelly's Directory 1897
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