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EPPING Workhouse and Poor Law Union

Epping is the  centre of a parochial union, comprising 18 parishes, containing 49,000 acres, & a population of 15,000. The Board of Guardians of the union meet on Friday at Union House, Mr John Williams, clerk to the Board. 

The union house has been built about 7 years, & forms a commanding feature from the surrounding district; it is built in the Elizabethan style of architecture, & is capable of accommodating 232. 
Charles Merryman is surgeon; 
Edmund Champness, master; 
Mrs Alice Jeffery, matron; 
Henry Salmons, schoolmaster; 
Harriet Salmons, schoolmistress. 

Post Office 1846 - p 65  
Submitted by Betty Longbottom


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Epping 2 9 11
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


Essex Record Office
Wharf Road, 
CM12 6YT. 
Telephone (01245) 244644 

Link to an Extract from an account of a parish dinner for poor children, at Epping

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