Church Stretton Workhouse
The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Thursday at the Workhouse at 2pm. The population in 1891 was 5,401, rateable value in 1900 £59,879 and acreage is 46,085 including 5,000 acres of common land.
The Union comprises the following parishes;
Acton Scott, All Stretton, Cardington, Church Stretton, Easthope, Eaton, Hope, Bowdler, Leebotwood, Little Stretton, Longnor, Rushbury, Shipton, Sibdon, Smethcott, Winstanstow and Woolstaston.
|Union Officers 1900|
|Chairman of the Board of Guardians||A. Wood-Acton esq.|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||James B. Webster|
|Treasurer||R. A. Slaney Eyton|
|Relieving and Vaccination Officer||Wm. Hy. Eardley|
|Superintendent Registrar||Arthur E. de Zrinyi|
The workhouse, a building of stone, erected in 1838, at a cost of £2,000 will hold 100 inmates.
|Workhouse Staff 1900|
|Geo. Higginson M.R.C.S.Eng. L.R.C.P.Lond.||Medical Officer|
|Rev. Charles Noel-Hill M.A.||Chaplain|
|Richard Yapp||Workhouse Master|
|Mrs Yapp||Workhouse Matron|
|Miss Ruth Pearce||Nurse|
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