Barrow upon Soar Union Workhouse
Barrow-on-Soar is a Township, parish and Union Town, on the River Soar, which
is navigable, and affords water communication with all parts of the kingdom,
with a stations on the Midland railway, 3 miles south-east from Loughborough, 10
north from Leicester and 112 from London.
The Board of Guardians meet Tuesdays, fortnightly. The population in 1891 was 22,641, area 50,452 acres and rateable value in 1899 was £161,982.
The Barrow-on-Soar Union comprises the following parishes:- Anstey, Barkby, Barkby Thorpe. Barrow upon Soar, Beaumont Leys, Beeby, Belgrave, Birstall, Bradgate Park, Cossington, Cropston, South Croxton, Gilroes, Leicester Abbey, Leicester Frith, Maplewell Longdale, Mountsorrel, Newtown Linford, Queniborough, Quorndon, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Rearsby, Rothley, Seagrave, Sileby, Swithland, Syston, Thrussington, Thurcaston, Thurmaston, Ulverscroft, Walton on the Wolds, Wanlip and Woodhouse.
|Union Officers 1899|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||John Joseph Fairfax Scott|
|Treasurer||W. U. Heygate|
|Collectors, Relieving and Vaccination Officers||James Bingley Morley & Joseph North|
|Superintendent Registrar||J. J. F. Scott|
The Workhouse was erected 1840 in Mountsorrel, by the architect William Flint, and was a building of brick, holding 300 inmates.
|Workhouse Staff 1899|
|John B. Ward||Workhouse Master|
|Rev. A. R. Watson||Chaplain|
|William Paulson||Medical Officer|
|Mrs Matilda Ward||Workhouse Matron|
Poor Law Records
Records available include:
Medical Officer Report Books 1868-1935
Admission and Discharge Registers 1884-1933
Leicestershire Record Office
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