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Has for its Workhouse the old House of Industry at Horsham St Faith, which was built in 1805 for Coltishal & other parishes. This house has 10 acres of land attached to it & has been altered since 1836, at the cost of about 1000. It has room for 330 inmates, but has seldom so many as 200. 

Fras John Blake esq, of Norwich, is Union Clerk & Supt. Registrar; W C Hotson esq, auditor; Rev A S Warner, chaplain; Messrs William Durrant & Richard Richards, relieving officers; & Mr T C Swann & wife, master & matron of the workhouse. John Longe esq is chairman of
the Board of Guardians. The Union is divided into 2 districts, & employs 5 surgeons.

Source: White Directory 1845 - p 778
Submitted by Betty Longbottom


St Faith's Workhouse has been demolished, with only the Workhouse Chapel remaining.

Records include Minutes 1805-1930.

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