Nottinghamshire Poor Law Unions and Workhouses
The County of Nottingham comprises the following poor law unions, Basford, Bingham, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Radford, Retford, East, Southwell, Thurgarton Hundred and Worksop
Twenty Second Report of the Commissioners in
Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor
From PP 1867/68 Vol XXXI pp 1-301
Submitted by Alan Longbottom
|Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates, p255|
From Census Statistical Volume 1901
County of Nottingham PP 1902 Cd 1,292
Statistics submitted by Alan Longbottom
Summary of Results.
Pauper inmates of Workhouse establishments in the Registration County number 2,537 persons of all ages, 1,589 Males and 948 Females.
These represent approximately 0.4% of the general population.
At advanced ages the proportion is far higher; at 55 years and upwards the % is 2.3% and at 65 years and upwards is 3.7%.
Prisoners in the Local and Convict Prisons in the Registration County number 122. 109 Males and 13 Females.
The Blind, Deaf and Dumb
The number of persons returned as Blind is 431, and of these 18 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Deaf and Dumb persons including 20 returned simply as Dumb, number 211, and of these 11 suffer from some other Infirmity also.
Lunatics number 1,057, including 5 afflicted with some other Infirmity also; and the Imbecile and Feeble-minded 838, including 17 otherwise afflicted. The total of these classes is 1,895.
It may be noted that, of the 1,895 persons returned as mentally deranged, 1,475 were the inmates of institutions, including 1,136
in Public and Private Lunatic Asylums, 334 in Workhouses, and 5 in other institutions, the remaining 420 were residing with relatives
or in unlicensed houses.
Of the 334 mentally deranged persons enumerated in Workhouses, 54 were classified as Lunatic and of the 420 not enumerated in
Institutions, 7 were returned as Lunatics.
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