Wigton Union Workhouse
Wigton Union was formed 22nd June 1837. The area of the Union is 138,620 acres, rateable value in 1925 £199,013 and the population in 1921 was 24,227. The Guardians meet every fourth Tuesday at the Board Room.
The Poor Law Institution, occupying an elevated position on Station Hill is a building of stone and was erected in 1841.
Link to Steve Bulman's site on Wigton including the Union Workhouse
Page updated March 12, 2008 by Rossbret