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Poole Workhouse and Poor Law Union

Board Day, every alternate Monday, at the Board Room, Poor Law Institution, Longfleet.

The Union comprises the following Parishes: Canford Magna, Kinson, Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster and Poole

The area is 25,326 acres; rateable value Lady Day, 1914 230,922; the population in 1911 was 45,190.

Chairman of the Board of Guardians G. Curtis, Hill House, Market Street, Poole.
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee, Philip Edward Lionel Budge, 139 High Street.

Poor Law Institution, Longfleet, built in 1835 and since several times enlarged and will now hold 250 inmates.
Rev William Okes Parish M.A. Chaplain
William Thomas Gardner Robinson MD., DPH., Medical Officer
Albert Edward Barnes, Master
Mrs Harris, Matron
The Children are sent out to school.
Boarding Out Committee, Alfred J.H. Pearce, 139 High Street, Poole, hon. sec.

Source: Kelly's Directory 1915


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Poole 13 8 21
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


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