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Beaminster Workhouse and Poor Law Union

Beaminster is the head of a Union of 26 parishes, comprising: Beaminster, Bettiscombe, Broadwindsor, Burstock, Cheddington, Chelborough (East), Chelborough (West), Corscombe, Evershot, Halstock, Hooke, Mapperton, Marshwood, Melbury Osmond, Melbury Sampford, Mosterton, Netherbury, Perrot (South), Pilsdon, Poorstock, Poorton (North), Rampisham, Seaborough, Stoke Abbott, Thorncombe and Wraxall.

The area of the Union is 58,693 acres; rateable value in 1915 76,827; the population in 1911 was 9,213.

Chairman of the Board of Guardians Rev. Frederick Williams M.A. Rectory, Bettiscombe, Charmouth.
Clerk to Guardians and Assessment Committee, Robert Leigh, jun. Church Street, Beaminster.

The poor law Institution is 1 mile from the Town, in the adjoining parish of Stoke Abbott and is capable of holding 230 inmates; Thomas David Andrews, Master; Mrs Caroline Andrews, Matron; 

Source: 1915 Kelly's Directory.


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