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Hinckley Union Workhouse

The Board of Guardians meet alternate Mondays at the Union Workhouse, at 10.30am. The population in 1891 was 20,699, area 28,192 acres and rateable value in 1899 78,664.

The Union comprises the following parishes:- Aston, Higham-on-the-Hill, Hinckley, Flamville, Barwell, Burbage, Earl Shilton, Elmesthorpe, Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoke Golding, Stoney Stanton and Wigston Parva.

Union Officers 1899
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Samuel Preston
Treasurer William Unwin Heygate
Relieving and Vaccination Officer John Powers
Superintendent Registrar Samuel Preston

The Workhouse, on the London Road, is a building in the Tudor Style and was erected in 1838, at a cost of 4,000. It has room for 400 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1899
George Saunders Workhouse Master
Mrs Fanny Saunders Workhouse Matron
W. H. Griffiths Medical Officer
Rev. La Grange Leney Chaplain

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