Crediton Poor Law Union and Workhouse
Erected on Western Road, Crediton, Devonshire in
1837 from designs by Sampson Kempthorne, to accommodate 300 Inmates.
in 1837 from designs by Sampson Kempthorne, to accommodate 300 Inmates.
Crediton Union - White Directory
Comprises 29 parishes, an area of about 138 sq miles, & in 1841,
22,076 inhabitants. Their total average annual expenditure on the poor, during
the 3 years preceding the formation of the Union in 1836, was £12,314. In 1838,
their expenditure was £9955, & in 1849, £11,528.
The Union Workhouse is at Crediton, & was built in 1837, at the cost of about £5000. It has room for 300, but has seldom more than 200 inmates. The Union is divided into 2 relieving, & 9 medical districts. The Rev W Wellington is the chaplain, & William Comyns Leach & Mrs Leach are master & matron of the Workhouse. Mr Thomas Pring is union clerk & supt. registrar; W Wellacott & John Hookway are the relieving officers; & M/s J A Edwards, W H Hugo, William Deans, C Basely, J Body, J C Davy, W Luxton & W R Warren are the surveyors.
Source: White Directory 1850 p.267
Submitted by Betty Longbottom
|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.|
1851 Census Crediton Union Workhouse
1851 census Crediton Union Workhouse
HO/107/1887 Folio 63 Page 40
William Leach - Master of Workhouse
Grace Leach - Matron of Workhouse
List of inmates in Crediton Union Workhouse
in the Devon 1851 census.
|Jane ANDREWS||Inmate||U||27||Washer||Morchard Bishop|
|John ANDREWS||Inmate||U||2||Morchard Bishop|
|Jane TUCKER||Inmate||U||51||Weaver||Zeal monochorum|
|Mary A. JEFFRY||11||Scholar||Crediton|
|Wm. PRICE||12||Scholar||Zeal Monochorum|
|Michael PRICE||18||Labourer||Zeal Monochorum|
|Saml. PRICE||6||Scholar||Zeal Monochorum|
|Tryphena BAMSEY||W||34||Servant||Zeal Monochorum|
|Emma BAMSEY||2||Zeal Monochorum|
|Ellen BAMSEY||2||Zeal Monochorum|
|Ann TOZER||12||Scholar||Zeal Monochorum|
|Wm. TOZER||10||Scholar||Broadwood Kelly|
|Joan EVANS||U||50||Washer Woman||Coleridge|
Source: List of Inmates in Crediton Workhouse 1851
Submitted by Anthea Greenaway
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