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Chipping Sodbury Workhouse

The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Wednesday at the Board Room, Union Workhouse, Yate at 11.30am

The Union comprises the following parishes;
Acton Turville, Alderley, Chipping Sodbury, Cold Ashton, Dirham & Hinton, Dodington, Doynton, Frampton Cotterell, Great Badminton, Hawkesbury, Horton, Iron Acton, Little Sodbury, Marshfield, Old Sodbury, Pucklechurch, Tormarton, Wapley-cum-Codrington, West Littleton, Westerleigh, Wick & Abson, Wickwar and Yate.

The area is 63,284 acres, assessable value in 1901 80,446 and population in 1891 was 16,795 and in 1901 was 17,612.

Union Officers 1902
Chairman of the Board of Guardians Sir Gerald William Hy. Codrington, bart
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee, also Superintendent Registrar John Dennis Brookes Trenfield, solicitor.
Treasurer Robert Shapley
Relieving Officer -
1st District
Harry Hatherall
Relieving Officer -
2nd District
William Higgs

The workhouse, at Yate, is a building of stone, erected in 1834 and will hold 280 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1902
Workhouse Master Alfred Petherick
Workhouse Matron Miss Helena Petherick
Medical Officer Alfred Grace
Chaplain Rev. Richard Stevens


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