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Blaby Union Workhouse

Blaby is a union town, township and parish, on the south bank of the river Soar and Union canal, having a station on the Leicester and Nuneaton line of the North Western railway. 

The Board of Guardians meet at the Board Room, Union Workhouse, Enderby, every alternate Tuesday at 10.30am.
The population of the Union in 1891 was 21,695, area 33,645 acres and rateable value in 1899 was 114,541.

The Union comprises the following parishes:- Aylestone, Blaby, Braunstone, Cosby, Countesthorpe, Croft, Enderby, Foston, Freakes Ground, Glenfield, Glen Parva, Huncote, Kilby, Kirby Muxloe, Knighton, Leicester Forest East, Leicester Forest West, Leicester New Found Pool, Lubbesthorpe, Narborough, New Parks, Oadby, Potters,  Marston, Thurlaston, Whetstone and Wigston Magna.

Union Officers 1899
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Benjamin Arthur Squires
Treasurer William Unwin Heygate
Collectors to the Guardians Robert Barnes & William Kemp
Superintendent Registrar Benjamin Arthur Squires

Blaby Union Workhouse, a building of brick  was erected 1837 in Enderby from designs by William Parsons, and built to hold 235 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1899
John Young Medical Officer
Rev. A. F. Aylward Chaplain
Alfred Ormston Workhouse Master
Mrs M. J. Ormston Workhouse Matron

Poor Law Records

Records include:
Minutes 1836-1930
Birth Registers 1867-1926
Death Registers 1866-1914
Admission and Discharge Registers 1911-1936

Leicestershire Record Office
Long Street
Wigston Magna
LE18 2AH 
Telephone:- U.K. 0116 257 1080


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