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Nottingham Union

Parish of Nottingham Board day is Tuesday of each week 10am at the Board room, Shakespeare Street. The area of the parish is 10,934 acres, population in 1891 213,877, and rateable value in 1899 962,241.

The temporary workhouses are situate in Great Freeman Street and Beech Avenue. Certified accommodation 1,026. The Training Institution is situated in Harley Road and is certified to accommodate 206 children.

Nottingham Parish Staff in 1899
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee and Superintendent Registrar George Muncaster Howard, barrister-at-Law, Poor Law Offices, Shakespeare Street
Relieving Officer - 
No. 1 District
John Ernest Beaumont Cripwell
Relieving Officer -
No. 2 District
Henry Wharton
Relieving Officer -
No. 3 District
George William Ewing
Relieving Officer -
No. 4 District
James Kirby Lees
Relieving Officer -
No. 5 District
Joseph Johnson
Relieving Officer -
No. 6 District
George Knutton
Relieving Officer -
No. 7 District
William Humphreys
Dispenser John Davis
Dispenser Walter Burton
Workhouse Medical Officer Herbert George Ashwell
Workhouse Master W. T. Tilley
Workhouse Matron Mrs Hannah Kent
Institution Medical Officer Herbert George Ashwell
Institution Superintendent M. G. Burrows
Institution Matron Mrs Burrows


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Nottingham 51 56 107
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.

Extract of a Letter on the Proposed House of Industry p 255 at Nottingham 
In a populous manufacturing town, a house of industry must always be an object of much importance. In Nottingham, the insufficiency of the present retreat for the poor, has long been a matter of much regret; many charitable and well disposed persons have now offered their assistance to remedy this inconvenience, by erecting a House of Industry upon a liberal and extensive scale; and to render their work as perfect as possible, they are anxious for the advice and opinions of those most conversant with institutions of
this kind. Remembering to have seen, when in Edinburgh the new Bridewell; and hearing of the excellent system on which other charities in that city were conducted, I am induced to ask of you, either the plans, or the means of procuring the plans of these institutions, both in respect to the external as well as the internal management, as any remarks on institutions of charity in general will be thankfully received. 
Source: Edinburgh Medical Journal 
Vol 3 1807 504 pp Issue of 1st April 1807
Submitted by Alan Longbottom

3rd February 1871 ~ Tenders
101 Nottingham - For the erection of lock, itch, and skin diseases wards at the Nottingham Union. Mr Walker, architect.
Highest - 3,190 Marriott & Co
Lowest - 2,826 Slim (accepted)
Source: Building News Vol 20 January to June 1871 526 pp
Submitted by Alan Longbottom

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