Truro Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The Board of Guardians meet alternate Wednesdays at 11am at the Workhouse, St Clement's. The population of the Union in 1891 was 33,688, area 89,288 acres and rateable value in 1896 £132,015.
The Union comprises the following Parishes: Cornelly, Cuby, Feock, Gerrans, Kea, Kenwyn, Ladock, Lamorran, Merther, Perranzabuloe, Philleigh, Probus, Ruan Lanihorne, St Agnes, St Allen, St Anthony in Roseland, St Clement, St Erme, St Just in Roseland, St Michael Penkevil, Tregavethan, Tregony, Truro St Mary and Veryan.
|Union Officers 1897|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||Francis Truscott|
|Relieving Officer - Kenwyn District||Nicholas Paull|
|Relieving Officer - Roseland District||John Lobb|
|Relieving Officer - St Mary District||Edward Cardell|
|Superintendent Registrar||Francis Truscott|
Truro Union Workhouse was erected 1849-1850 Union Hill from designs by the Architect William Harris. Union Hill in Truro became Tregolls Road. The Union Workhouse became St Clements Hospital under the National Health Service.
|Workhouse Staff 1897|
|James John Lugg||Workhouse Master|
|Rev. Frederick George Forbes||Chaplain|
|Alfred Salmon||Medical Officer|
|Mrs Lugg||Workhouse Matron|
|Mrs Mary A. Richards||Schoolmistress|
|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.|
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