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Christchurch  Union

Christchurch Parish Workhouse  
The Overseers of Christchurch Parish erected a Poorhouse in 1764

Christchurch Union Workhouse
Erected 1880 in Fairmile Road from designs by C.C. Creeke and Edgar H. Burton on the pavilion system. It was since enlarged to provide accommodation for 250 inmates.


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Christchurch 1 6 7
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.

LINK to Christchurch Workhouse photographs


Hampshire Record Office
Sussex Street, 
SO23 8TH
Tel: 01962 846154 

Useful Links

Link to Christchurch Parish Workhouse; The Red House Museum 

Link to details of Christchurch Union Book

Link to Bournemouth Workhouse

Page updated March 12, 2008 by Rossbret