St Neots Poor Law Union
There was a Parish Workhouse established in 1722, where the Women and Children inmates made pillow lace to raise money for their keep.
The St Neots Poor Law Union was declared 9 September 1835 and comprised the parishes of Abbotsley, Buckden, Great Catworth, Little Catworth, Dean, Diddington, Eaton Socon, Eynesbury, Grafham, Graveley, Kimbolton, Midloe, Offord Cluny, Offord D'Arcy, Great Paxton, Little Paxton, Pertenhall, St Neots, Shelton, Southoe, Great Staughton, Stow, Swineshead, Tetworth, Tilbrook, Toseland, Waresley and Hail Weston
St Neots Union Workhouse was erected 1841-1842 in the parish of Eaton Socon.
|Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.|
|Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.|
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