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.|
|Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.|
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