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Leominster Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Friday at the Board Room, Union at 10.30am. The population of the Union in 1891 was 13,796, area of the Union 66,409 acres and the rateable value in 1900 113,050.

The Union comprises the following places;
Aymestrey, Bodenham, Croft, Docklow, Eye, Moreton & Ashton, Eyton, Fordbridge, Hampton Wafer, Hatfield, Hope-under-Dinmore, Humber, Kimbolton, Kingsland, Laysters, Leominster Borough, Leominster Out Parish, Lucton, Luston, Middleton-on-the-Hill, Monkland, New Hampton, Newton, Orleton, Pudlestone, Shobdon, Stoke Prior and Yarpole.

Union Officers 1900
Chairman of the Board of Guardians Robert W. Hall
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Henry Gosling
Relieving Officer - 1st District Arthur Frederick Gregory
Relieving Officer - 2nd District James George Spencer
Treasurer Valentine Webb Holmes
Superintendent Registrar Henry Gosling

Workhouse, Priory, a building of stone and will hold 141 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1900
Medical Officer Octavius Edwards L.R.C.P.Lond.
Workhouse Master James Tracey
Workhouse Matron Mrs Ann Tracey


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The Old Barracks
Harold Street
Telephone:- 01432 260750


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