Settle Poor Law Union and Workhouse
Settle Union comprises 31 townships, which had 13,762 inhabitants in 1851.
The Workhouse is at Giggleswick, & has room for about 100 inmates.
Mr W Foster is the Union clerk;
Mr George Hartley, superintendent registrar; John Lister, registrar;
Messrs Henry King of Giggleswick & Rd Atkinson of Austwick are the relieving officers.
Mr James & Mrs Green are master & matron of the Workhouse.
Source: WHITE'S 1853 CLOTHING DISTRICTS OF YORKSHIRE p.534
Submitted by Betty Longbottom
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