The County of Leicester
Leicester is an inland Shire, but near the eastern sea; in shape it is hollow towards the north, and running to a peak towards the south, and is 39 miles from north to south, and 38 from east to west.
Leicestershire Poor Law Unions and Workhouses
The Poor Law Unions classified within the County of Leicester are Ashby de la Zouch, Barrow upon Soar, Billesdon, Blaby, Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray
p 004 Leicester
A temporary wooden structure has been built of 2 stories to last for two years until a new Asylum is completed for the Borough of Leicester.
p 255 J - Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867
With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of
insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates, Male/Female/Tot
Hinckley 5 11 16
Leicester 42 25 67
Market Bosworth 5 3 8
Source: From PP 1867/68 Vol XXXI pp 1-301
Twenty Second Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor
Submitted by Alan Longbottom
The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
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