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Williton Workhouse and Poor Law Union

Williton Union Workhouse was erected 1837-1840 from designs by G. Gilbert Scott and W. Bonython Moffatt, architects. It became Williton Hospital, and was finally closed in 1990. The building is due for refurbishmnet.

Williton Poor Law Union comprised the parishes of Bicknoller, Brompton Ralph, Carhampton, Clatworthy, Old Cleeve, Crowcombe, Culbone, Cutcombe, Dodington, Dunster, Elworthy, Holford, Kilton, Kilve, Lilstock, Luccombe, Luxborough, Minehead, Monksilver, Nettlecombe, Oare, Porlock, East Quantoxhead, West Quantoxhead, St Decuman's, Sampford Brett, Selworthy, Stogumber, Stogursey, Stoke Pero, Stringston, Timberscombe, Treborough, Williton, Withiel Florey, Withycombe and Wootton Courtney.

Workhouse Master Joseph Foot 1881 census
Workhouse Matron Cecil Foot 1881 census
Head Nurse Elizabeth Down 1881 census


Somerset Record Office
Obridge Road, 
TA2 4BU 
Telephone: +44 (0)1 823 278 805 

Page last updated 12 March, 2008

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