Embraces an area of 119 sq miles, & its average annual expenditure for the relief of its poor, during the 3 years preceding the formation of
the Union in 1835, was £26,449; though in 1838 it was only £17,526, & in 1840, £15,745.
The Workhouse is at Sudbury, & is a large brick building, erected in 1836-7, on the site of a smaller one, which belonged to the 3 united parishes of Sudbury. It has room for 350 inmates, but has seldom more than 250, & in summer, only about 200.
Richard Mapletoft esq is chairman & N C Barnardiston esq, vice chairman, of the Board of Guardians. Mr William Harvey is governor of the Workhouse; Edmund Stedman esq, union clerk & supt.registrar. The Relieving Officers are, Mr F W Ellis (Melford); Mr S Ramscar (Bulmer);
Mr R Pratt (Bures); & Mr W Steggles (Sudbury).
Source: White Directory 1844 - p 537
Submitted by Betty Longbottom
An inventory of items at Nayland Workhouse, 8 May 1739
An acct of the Household and other goods belonging to the parish of Nayland now in the Workhouse, taken by Richard HOLLAND, Robert PARTRIDGE and Mr Wm. WRIGHT.
In the Dwelling House
A pair Coal Grates, hangar a firepan, fender trainmel, a poker and sifter, a Gridge Iron, Box Iron and 2 beaters, 1 candle stick, an oven Lidd of iron and a heater stove, a deal dresser and a joint stool.
a kneeding trough, a meal hutch, a Yarm hutch, 2 powdering tubs, 2 Flower Firkins, a Meat Firkin, and a large Pott, 4 Seives, a hanging shelf, and two others a Strinking board, a meal sack and a leather bagg, 3 earthen dishes and a Pott.
Brewing Copper and 2 Copper Lidds with Irons and a Large Boyler hung with a brass Lidd to boyl with coales, 1 Tubb 2 Washkeelers a dish basket, 15 Wooden dishes, 4 Milk Potts, 9 Earthen Plates, 4 Pudding Panns, A Frying Pann, 9 tronsers, a Hogg Pourer, 2 Washing Steels, 1 Skillet and 2 saucepans 1 Loy 1Dresser a Water Trough.
A Livery Cupboard, a Press Cupboard, a Mash tubb, and 6 work tubbs 3 half hands a Funnel Filder, 2 Paylor, a Hanging shelf, 2 beer stalls, 2 Firkins and a jett.
In the passage
two Swill tubbs an Iron shovel a spade and a rake, a Peal a Linning horse and a hair line.
In the Working Room
A large hutch a Long Dresser a Long Table 2 Fourms 2 short Fourms and a chair a pair of coal racks, Sifter a pair of bellows, a Grid Iron a Trivet a Warming Pan 12 Wheels and 2 Reels.
A large Hutch
4 bedd steds and bedds 6 Blankets and bolsters, a large Wicker Chair
4 bedd steads and bedds bolsters 6 Blankets 3 cover Lidds and a Square Box.
4 Bedd Steds 4 Bedds 4 bolsters 4 Blankets and 3 Cover Lidds
13 pair of Sheets and 5 Towels
In 1749 the residents were as follows:
Wm COMAN Charles FOX
Wid. GOSNALL Charles CARTER
Eleanor SWAN Abra. CARTER
Ann THURSTON Mary THURSTON
Susan MILLER Hannah SWAN
Mgt. BYFORD Sarah CARTER
Eliz. BYFORD Mary HOW
John DYER Thomas FOX
Henry GUSTERSON Susan SWAN
John PEARTREE Mary THURSTONE
Source: Nayland Workhouse compiled by Andy Kerridge
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