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Leek Poor Law Union and Workhouse

Leek Workhouse
Kelly's Directory 1928
The poor law Institution, Ashbourne Road, is a plain structure of brick, available for 240 inmates and has an Infirmary for about 60 patients.
Hugh Kelso Watson, Medical Officer
H. Roberts, Master.


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Leek 2 7 9
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.

Leek Staffordshire, additions to workhouse

The guardians of the Leek Union have decided on the erection of male and female fever and convalescent wards, with nurses' rooms, baths, etc in connexion with the union workhouse at Leek. The arrangements of the proposed new buildings include such provisions as the experience in hospital construction of late years has shown to be indispensable in such buildings. Mr. Sugden of Leek, is the architect.
Source: The Builder 1868 Vol XXVI 22nd August 1868 p.630
Submitted by Alan Longbottom

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