Southam Union Workhouse
Southam Poor Law Union was officially declared 14th April 1836
The Union comprises the following places:
Bishops Itchington, Burton Dassett, Chadshunt, Chapel Ascote, Chesterton, Fenny Compton, Gaydon, Harbury, Ladbroke, Lighthorne, Long Itchington, Lower Hodnell, Lower Radbourn, Lower Shuckburgh, Napton-on-the-Hill, Priors Hardwick, Priors Marston, Southam, Stockton, Stoneton, Ufton, Upper Hodnell and Upper Radbourn
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee, William Wood, Market Hill,
Source: Kelly's Directory 1892
The workhouse, a plain building of red brick, in the domestic style was erected in 1836 from designs by John Plowman, architect. It was located a short distance from the Town and consisted of a main block with two wings and able to accommodate 180 inmates.
|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.|
Southam Workhouse 1841 census
Master of Workhouse Thomas Whitmell
Matron of Workhouse Mary Whitmell
Southam Workhouse 1851 census
Master of Workhouse John Parrott
Matron of Workhouse Judith Parrott
Southam Workhouse Kelly's Directory 1892
Chaplain Rev. Edward Francis Neep, rector
Medical Officer Walter Lattey
Master of Workhouse Arthur John Lomer
Matron of Workhouse Mrs Lomer.
The Workhouse buildings have since been demolished and a school now stands on the site.
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