Following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 Worksop Union was declared 8th June 1836.
The Union comprised the parishes of Blyth, Carburton, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Cuckney, Harworth, Hodsock, Holbeck, Nether Landwith, Norton, Styrrup, Wallingwells, Welbeck, Woodhouse Hall, Worksop, Barlborough, Clown, Elmton-with-Cresswell, Whitwell, Anston-cum-Membris, Dinnington, Firbeck, Gildingwells, Harthill-with-Woodall, Letwell, St Johns-with-Throapham, Thorpe Salvin, Todwick, Wales, Woodsets.
The workhouse, a stone building in Eastgate, was erected in 1837, at a cost of £4,400 and could accommodate 200 inmates.
The Board of Guardians met every alternate Wednesday, at the Workhouse at 10.45am to discuss Union matters.
|Officers to the Union 1899|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee, Superintendent Registrar||James Snow Whall, Bridge Street, Worksop|
|Relieving & Vaccination Officer and Collector to the Guardians; South District||William Madin, Portland Place|
|Relieving & Vaccination Officer and Collector to the Guardians; North District||Henry Justice, Carlton|
|Treasurer||Rupert Evelyn, Worksop|
The population in 1891 was 30,979, area 79,945 acres and rateable value of the Union in 1899 £196,505.
|Workhouse Staff 1899|
|Workhouse Master||Louis John Rayment|
|Workhouse Matron||Mrs Rayment|
|Medical Officer||C. Fleming|
|Chaplain||Rev. W. F. Boot|
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