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Parish of Leicester

Board day every Tuesday at the Board Room, Pocklington's Walk at 6.30pm. The Board meet in Committee on Tuesday morning at 9.30am for the relief of the poor.

The Parish of Leicester is comprised of the same area as the county borough of Leicester, with a rateable value in 1899 of 799,350. The population in 1891 was 174,681.
The Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee in 1899 was Herbert Mansfield, and Chief Assistant Overseer of the Parish, William Earp. 

The Workhouse, near the railway station, is a large brick building in the Elizabethan style, capable of holding 1,078 inmates, the average number during the last few years having been 950.

Workhouse Staff 1899
Frank Lambert Workhouse Master
Clement Frederick Bryan Medical Officer
Mrs Bessie Lambert Workhouse Matron

Cottage Homes were erected at Countesthorpe by the Board of Guardians, for the Children.

Cottage Homes Staff 1899
Richard Steele Medical Officer
William Harrison Superintendent
Mrs Harrison Matron
Miss Burgess School Mistress
Miss Hurlby School Mistress
Miss Phillips Infants School Mistress

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