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Market Harborough Union Workhouse

The Board of Guardians meet alternate Fridays at the Union House, at 11am. The population of the Union in 1891 was 16,398, area 66,659 acres and rateable value in 1899 145,921.

Half a mile north of the Town, on the Leicester Road, is the Union House, erected in 1836-37 for 200 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1899
John C. Higgins Workhouse Master
Thomas A. Durrant Medical Officer
Rev. Robert Guinness Chaplain
Mrs Mary Higgins Workhouse Matron

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