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Kingsbridge Poor Law Union and Workhouse

The Union comprises 26 parishes. The total average annual expenditure on the poor during the 3 years preceding the formation of the Union, was 9069, but in 1838, it was 9118; in 1839, 10,170; & in 1849, 12,087. 
The Union Workhouse stands on the north side of the town, in Churchstow parish, & was built in 1837, at the cost of about 6000. It has room for 350 paupers, & Mr T C & Mrs Geyle are the master & matron; Mr Thomas Harris snr, is the union clerk & supt.registrar; & the Rev T L Hill, MA, chaplain.

White Directory 1850 p.526
Submitted by Betty Longbottom


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Kingsbridge 5 8 13
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.



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