Link back to main ROSSBRET websiteBridgnorth


Link back to main ROSSBRET websiteBridgnorth


Bridgnorth Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Saturday at the Workhouse, at 11am. The population of the Union in 1891 was 14,927, area 68,879 acres and rateable value in 1900 98,690.

The Union comprises the following Parishes;
Acton Round, Alveley, Astley Abbotts, Aston Eyre, Billingsley, Burwarton, Chelmarsh, Chetton, Claverley, Cleobury North, Deuxhill, Ditton Priors, Eardington, Glazeley, Middleton Scriven, Monkhopton, Morville, Neenton, Oldbury, Quatford, Quatt Jervis, Quatt, Malvern, Romsley, St Leonard (Bridgnorth), St Mary Magdalene (Bridgnorth), Sidbury, Stanton Long, Tasley, Upton Cressent and Worfield.

Union Officers 1900
Chairman of the Board of Guardians Lieut. Col. Edward Maltby Wakeman
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee, also Superintendent Registrar, also Coroner for Bridgnorth and Stottesdon Divisions of Salop. Roger Frederick Haslewood
Treasurer Reginald Pilkington
Relieving and Vaccination Officer, Eastern and Western District George William Cook

The Workhouse, Innage Lane, a building of brick, to hold 200 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1900
Workhouse Master Richard Cooper
Workhouse Matron Mrs Jane Cooper
Assistant Matron Miss Fanny Cooper
Chaplain Rev. Henry Parsons
Medical Officer William Rhodes L.R.C.P.Edin.


The Shropshire Records and Research Centre, 
Castle Gates, 
Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ 
Telephone: +44 (0)1743 255350 

Page updated March 12, 2008 by Rossbret