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Dursley Workhouse

The Board of Guardians meet alternate Fridays at the Board Room, in Dursley at 11am. The population in 1901 was 11,633, area 20,786 acres and rateable value in 1901 54,909.

The Union comprises the following parishes:
Cam, Coaley, Dursley, Kingswood, North Nibley, Nympsfield, Owlpen, Slimbridge, Stinchcombe, Uley and Wotton-under-Edge.

Union Officers 1902
Chairman of the Board of Guardians Col. William Lloyd Browne
Clerk to the Guardians & Assessment Committee James Gordon Wenden
Treasurer Francis Davis
Relieving and Vaccination Officer - No. 1 District George Adams
Relieving and Vaccination Officer - No. 2 District George W. Meek
Superintendent Registrar Charles Ashman Smith

The workhouse, a building of brick and stone, built in 1838, to hold 280 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1902
Rev. Samuel Edwin Bartleet Chaplain
Cecil David Dale Roberts Medical Officer
William Sellick Master
Mrs Sellick Matron


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