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Billericay Union Workhouse

Erected in 1840 to provide for the poor of 29 parishes:

Under the National Health Service it became St Andrews Hospital, which finally closed in 1997. The original workhouse buildings, remain as listed buildings and are called Charles House.
They are used as Residential Accommodation.

A book is available called "The Billericay Union Workhouse" by Miss Needham.

BILLERICAY - Post Office Directory 1846 - p 26

There is a union workhouse - Benjamin G Collis is governor.
Source: Submitted by Betty Longbottom


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Billericay 1 2 3
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


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