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Stratton Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians meet alternate Tuesday's, one fortnight at 11am, the next at 2.30pm at the Union House. The population of the Union in 1891 was 7,119, area 54,120 acres and rateable value 39,835.

The following places are included in the Union:- Jacobstow, Kilkhampton, Launcells, Marhamchurch, Morwenstow, Poundstock, Poughill, St Gennys, Stratton, Week-St-Mary and Whitstone.

Union Officers 1897
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Gregory Goldsworthy Henry Gurney
Treasurer Edward D. Pethybridge
Relieving and Vaccination Officer John Brock
Superintendent Registrar Nicholas Saunders

The Workhouse, situated on a hill near the Town, in the direction of Bude and erected in 1856, is a rectangular building of stone with wings and will hold 80 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1897
Thomas Mill Medland Workhouse Master
Mrs Mary Jane Medland Workhouse Matron
Rev. George Wingate Acting Chaplain
James Montague Braund Medical Officer
Miss Ada Mary Medland Schoolmistress


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