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Cerne Workhouse and Poor Law Union

Cerne Union consists of the following parishes: Alton Pancras, Batcombe, Buckland Newton, Cattistock, Cerne Abbas, Chesilborne, Frome St Quinton, Godmanstone, Gorewood, Hermitage, Hilfield, Mappowder, Melbury Bubb, Melcombe Horsey, Minterne Magna, Nether Cerne, Piddletrenthide, Pulham, Sydling St Nicholas, Up Cerne and Wootton Glanville.

The area of the Union is 46,741 acres; assessable value, Lady Day 1915, 30,463; rateable value 43,827; the population in 1911 was 4,915.

Chairman of the Board of Guardians Rev. Francis William Brandreth, M. A. J.P. Manor House, Buckland Newton, Dorchester.
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Chas. Stephen Randall.

The poor law Institution, a quarter of a mile north from the Town, is a building of stone, holding 150 inmates.
Rev. Raymond Hugh Gundry B.A. chaplain.
Frank George, Master
Mrs Gertrude Amelia George, Matron.


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