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Clun Workhouse and Poor Law Union

The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Friday at the Clun Union Workhouse at 11am. The population of the Union in 1891 was 9,366, area 86,553 acres and rateable value in 1900 77,945.

The Union comprises the following places;
Bishops Castle, Clun, Clunbury, Clungunford, Edgton, Hopesay, Hopton Castle, Hyssington, Lydham, Mainstone, Myndtown, More, Norbury, Lydbury, North, Ratlinghope, Shelve, Snead and Wentnor.

Union Officers 1900
Chairman of the Board of Guardians W. H. Whitaker
Clerk to the Guardians, Assessment Committee & School Attendance Committee Henry Starr Newill
Collector to the Guardians Richard Edwards
Collector to the Guardians William Davies
Relieving Officer - Bishops Castle District William Davies
Relieving Officer - Clun District Richard Edwards
Superintendent Registrar Henry Starr Newill

The workhouse, Bishops Castle, will hold 103 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1900
Workhouse Master Ernest Davies
Workhouse Matron Mrs Davies
Surgeon Robert Bremner


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