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Aysgarth Poor Law Union and Workhouse

Bainbridge Incorporation (Gilbert Union) was formed under an Act of Parliament (22 Geo. 3, c.83) and comprised the parishes of High Abbotside, Low Abbotside, Askrigg, Aysgarth, Bainbridge, Burton cum Walden, Hawes and Thoralby.

The workhouse, at Bainbridge, is a building of stone, erected in 1810, to accommodate 60 inmates.

George Whitton master
Mrs Elizabeth Whitton matron
Rev. Christopher Whaley M.A. hon chaplain
Alfred Baker L.R.C.P.Edin of Askrigg medical officer

Source: 1897 Kelly's Directory submitted by Alan Longbottom

Aysgarth Union comprises 12 townships, with a population in 1904 of 4,506.

Rev. Frederick Morris Symonds SQUIBB M.A. vicar of Askrigg, hon. chaplain; 
Frank HISCOCK, master; 
Edward M. HIME M.B. Ch.B, medical officer;
Mrs Elizabeth HISCOCK, matron.

Source: 1909 Kelly's Directory submitted by Andy Kerridge

It became Aysgarth Poor Law Union in 1869 with the additional parishes of Bishopdale, Carperby cum Thoresby, Newbiggin and Thornton Rust.

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