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Cleobury Mortimer Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians meet alternate Wednesdays at the workhouse at 11am. The population of the Union in 1891 was 8,163, area 57,652 acres, and rateable value in 1900 52,230.

Cleobury Mortimer Union comprises the parishes of Aston Botterell, Cleobury Mortimer, Coreley, Farlow, Highley, Hopton Wafers, Kinlet, Loughton, Milson, Neen Savage, Neen Solars, Silvington, Stottesdon, Wheathill, Woodhouse, Bayton, Rock and Mamble.

Union Officers 1900
Chairman of the Board of Guardians G. H. F. Hingley
Clerk to the Guardians & Assessment Committee William Rose
Relieving Officer to the Union John Francis Page
Treasurer Thomas Betts
Superintendent Registrar William Rose

The workhouse, a building of stone, situated about a quarter of a mile from the Town, and will hold 150 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1900
Chaplain Rev. John Henry Farquhar
Medical Officer John Pole Kitson
Workhouse Master Edwin Freeman
Workhouse Matron Mrs Ellen Freeman


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