Meriden Poor Law Union and Workhouse
Meriden Poor Law Union was declared 14th March
1836 and comprised the eighteen parishes of Allesley, Berkswell, Bickenhill, Coleshill, Corley, Coundon, Fillongley, Gt Packington, Hampton-in-Arden, Kinwalsey, Lea Marston, Little Packington, Maxstoke, Meriden, Nether Whitacre, Over Whitacre, Sheldon
The Board of Guardians took over the existing Parish Workhouse on Maxstoke Lane, a structure of brick to hold 120 inmates.
The population in 1891 was 10,892; area 47,770 acres; rateable value £97,308.
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee, Arthur Seymour, 10 Hay Lane,
Coventry (also Superintendent Registrar).
Frederick Brettell, Master
Rev. W. S. Watson, Chaplain.
William Harvey Smith, Medical Officer.
Mrs Emma Brettell, Matron.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1892
The Workhouse buildings have since been
demolished and the site sold for new housing.
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