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Wandsworth Poor Law Union and Workhouse

Wandsworth and Clapham Union was officially declared 10th March 1836, and consisted of the parishes Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting and Wandsworth

The Parish Workhouse on East Hill was taken over for use by the Board of Guardians.

The Union workhouse is at East Hill. 
Charles John King, master; 
Mrs Emma King, matron.
Source: Wandsworth - Post Office Directory 1846
Submitted by Betty Longbottom

A new Union Workhouse was erected on St John's Hill, Wandsworth 1838-1840 from designs by George Ledwell Taylor, architect.


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Wandsworth 9 4 13
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.

Link to Wandsworth Poor Law Records 

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