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Warwick Poor Law Union and Workhouse  

Warwick Poor Law Union was declared 4th June 1836.

The Union comprised the parishes of Ashow, Bagington, Barford, Beausale, Bubbenhall, Budbrook, Cubbington, Eathorpe, Guy's Cliffe, Haseley, Hatton, Honily, Hunningham, Kenilworth, Leamington Priors, Leek Wootton, Lillington, Milverton, Norton Lindsay, Offchurch Pinley, Radford Semele, Rowington, Sherborne, Shrewley, Stivichall, Stoneleigh, Tachbrook, Wappenbury, Wasperton, Weston-under-Weatherley, Warwick St Mary, Warwick St Nicholas, Whitnash and Wroxhall

The Union Workhouse in Warwick was erected 1838 from designs by W. Watson, architect, and was known as St Anne's Workhouse. It was built of red brick on Packmores Lane and could accommodate 350 inmates.

The Board of Guardians met alternate Saturdays at 10.30 at the Workhouse to discuss Union matters. 
Warwick Union Staff 1892
Roger Bullock, Medical Officer.
Rev. Thurston Rivington, Chaplain.
George Garnham, Master
Mrs Maria Garnham, Matron
The children attend the National School
Source: Kelly Directory 

The area of the Poor Law Union was 66,741 acres; rateable value 340,756 and the population in 1891 was 54,369.


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Warwick 3 5 8
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.

The Workhouse Infirmary was located on Lakin Road, formerly Union Road until 1938. Following the National Health Service Act 1948 it became Warwick Hospital.

Building of Former Warwick Union Infirmary
Ref: 2060010
Rossbret 2004

LINK to further photographs of Warwick Workhouse

Heathcote Sanatorium

For the Warwick Union, Banbury Road.
Accommodation for 30 patients (private and public).
S. T. Wackrill, Chairman
T. W. Bullock, Medical Officer
F. P. Trepess, Steward, Jury Street, Warwick.


Warwick Record Office
Priory Park, 
Cape Road, 
CV34 4JS. 
Tel +44 (0)1926 412735

Page last updated 12 March, 2008

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