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In 25 George 111 a House of Industry was erected, which was altered & a little enlarged in 1836, & has room for about 500 paupers. Attached to this large Workhouse is 24A of arable land ... 

John Postle esq, is chairman, & Mr Jno Barnard is clerk to the Board of Guardians & Directors. Mr Washington Smith is master of the Workhouse & Supt. Registrar. The Rev Thomas Dix is chaplain & Messrs James Bean & Robert Risin are relieving officers & registrars of births & deaths.

Source: White Directory 1845 - p 474
Submitted by Betty Longbottom


Tunstead and Happing Union became Smallburgh Union in 1870. The Workhouse has now been demolished.

Records include Minutes 1836-1930, in addition to various other registers.

Norfolk Record Office
Gildengate House
Anglia Square
Upper Green Lane
Telephone: 01603 761349 

Norfolk Record Office; Records of Poor Law

Genuki Site of Norfolk Poor Law Unions 


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