Alcester Poor Law Union and Workhouse
The Alcester Poor Law Union was declared 7th May 1836
and consisted of 22 parishes and hamlets, comprising Abbot's Morton, Alcester, Arrow,
Great Alne, Aston Cantlow, Bidford, Coughton, Exhall, Feckenham, Haselor, Inkberrow,
Ipsley, Kinwarton, Morton Baggott, Oldberrow, Oversley (hamlet), Salford, Sambourne (hamlet),
Spernall, Studley, Weethley and Wixford.
The population of the Union in 1861 was 16,878 and the area 52,430 acres.
The population of the Union in 1891 was 19,978; area 52,430
acres; rateable value £91,123.
Board day, alternate Wednesdays at the Board room, Workhouse at 2pm.
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee, Samuel Alfred Gothard, Alcester. (also Superintendent Registrar)
The workhouse on the road to Henley-in-Arden, was built in 1837, at a cost of £3,039 4s 6d and enlarged in 1865 and 1867, and is now available for 260 inmates. The front is of stone given by the Late Sir Charles Throckmorton, bart.
Rev. John Heath Sykes, Chaplain.
Robert William Jephcott, Medical Officer.
Alfred Reed, Master.
Mrs Mary Ann Reed, Matron.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1892
|Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.|
|Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.|
The Alcester Workhouse Infirmary became Alcester Hospital under the National
Health Service, situated on Kinwarton Road, Alcester.
Warwick Record Office
Tel +44 (0)1926 412735
Link to Alcester Union Workhouse Site
Alcester Parish Workhouse Site
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