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Whitchurch Workhouse

The Board of Guardians meet alternate Fridays at the workhouse at 11am. The population in 1891 was 12,005, area 40,051 acres and rateable value in 1900 91,830.

The Union comprises the following parishes;
Ightfield, Whitchurch Rural, Whitchurch Urban, Agden, Bickley, Bradley, Chidlow, Chorlton, Cuddington, Duckington, Edge, Hampton, Larkton, Macefen, Malpas, Marbury with Quoisley, Newton-juxta-Malpas, Norbury, Oldcastle, Overton, Stockton, Tushingham with Grindley, Threapwood, Wichaugh, Wigland, Wirswall, Iscoyd.

Union Officers 1900
Chairman of the Board of Guardians Robert Peel-Ethelston
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee George Richardson
Treasurer James E. Bacon
Relieving and School Inquiry Officer Thomas Taylor Chubb
Superintendent Registrar Robert Barrow Jones

The workhouse, a structure of brick, erected in the year 1791 and enlarged in 1853, at a total cost of 10,000, and it will hold 150 inmates. The Chapel was erected in 1881 at a cost of 639,

Workhouse Staff 1900
Arthur M. Watkins Medical Officer
Rev. James Lewthwaite Vincent Chaplain
Ernest R. Pike Workhouse Master
Mrs Pike Workhouse Matron


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