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The Union workhouse contains 181 inmates. 
William Buttery, master; 
Mrs Elizabeth Buttery, matron.
Source: Post Office 1846 - p 547 Submitted by Betty Longbottom

Kingston consists of the following Parishes:
Coombe, Long Ditton, Thames Ditton,
Esher, Ham with Hatch, Hook, Kingston Upon Thames, Malden, New Malden, East Molesey, West Molesey, Surbiton, Tolworth and Wimbledon

The main workhouse was in Coombe Lane, Kingston with a branch at marsh Lane, New Malden called Norbiton Common Farm.
Source: Submitted by Mary Hallett


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Kingston 12 29 41
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.

Kingston Surrey - winter accommodation for inmates
It having been found by the guardians during the severest part of the winter that additional accommodation was necessary for inmates, the subject was discussed and a committee appointed to consider the question. The committee unanimously recommended the Board to increase the buildings of the house, so as to accommodate 200 additional inmates, and they approved Mr Lack's plans for the proposed alteration. The Board of Guardians, however, by a vote of 8 to 4, have decided that the alteration of the house, which was estimated to cost about 10,000, should be deferred at all events until the new infirmary is completed, as it was thought by some that the new infirmary would relieve the house of some cases, and so afford a certain amount of room.
Source: The Builder 1868 Vol XXVI 2nd May 1868 p.325
Submitted by Alan Longbottom


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