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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