Link back to main ROSSBRET websiteMarket Bosworth


Link back to main ROSSBRET websiteMarket Bosworth


Market Bosworth Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians meet Wednesdays fortnightly at the Union House at 1pm. The population in 1891 was 15,640, area 53,255 acres and rateable value in 1899 99,064.

The Union comprises the following Parishes:

Bagworth  Barlestone  Barton in the Beans  Bilstone  Market Bosworth  Cadeby 
Carlton  Congerstone  Dadlington  Desford  Gopsall  Groby 
Ibstock  Kirkby Mallory  Markfield  Nailstone  Newbold Verdon  Norton juxta Twycross 
Odstone  Orton on the Hill  Osbaston  Peckleton  Ratby  Shackerstone 
Shenton  Sibson  Stanton under Bardon  Stapleton  Sutton Cheney  Thornton 
Twycross  Upton  Witherley      

The Union Workhouse was erected on the Lichfield Road, Market Bosworth in 1856 to accommodate 200 inmates, the average being 56. An Infirmary was built in 1873, at a cost of about 1,800. It has a south front. A new Board Room was added in 1898.
The site has now been converted into Residential accommodation.

LINK to Market Bosworth Workhouse photographs and maps.

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Page updated March 12, 2008

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