Norfolk Poor Law before 1834
Bawdeswell Gilbert Union
This included the parishes of Bawdeswell, Billingford (near East
Dereham), Bintry, Bylaugh, Foxley, Lyng, and Sparham
- 1782 - Gilbert's Act allowed parishes to join together and run
a workhouse. This was for the old, the sick and the infirm.
- 1785 - Bawdeswell Gilbert Union formed containing seven parishes
- House of Industry located at The Street, Bawdeswell, NR20 4RT,
[Map reference is TG045208].
- 1835 - Mitford and Launditch Poor Law Union formed (was previously
- Description is in
Whites 1845 directory.
- 2001 - House of Industry is now a Public House called "The Old Workhouse".
After 1834 these parishes moved as shown :-
Further information can be found:
See also the
Poor Law page and the
Post 1834 Unions page
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