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Norfolk: Poor Law after 1834 Act

Docking Union

Union history

Before 1834 some of these parishes had their own Work or Parish House (WkHse) as shown.

Docking Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Anmer
Bagthorpe
Barmer
Barwick (in the Brakes)
Bircham, Great
  (Great Bircham)
Bircham Newton
Bircham Tofts
Brancaster
Broomsthorpe
Burnham-Deepdale
Burnham-Norton
Burnham-Overy
Burnham Sutton-cum-Burnham Ulph
Burnham-Thorpe
Burnham-Westgate
(Burnham-Market)
Choseley (Post 31/12/1865)
Creake, North
  (North Creake)
Creake, South
  (South Creake)
Dersingham WkHse
Docking Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Docking
Fring
Heacham
Holme-next-the-Sea
Hunstanton with
  Barrett-Ringstead
Ingoldisthorpe
New Houghton
  (Houghton or
Houghton in the Brake)
Ringstead, Great
  (Great Ringstead)
Rudham, East
  (East Rudham)
Rudham, West
  (West Rudham)
Sedgeford
Shernborne
Snettisham
Stanhoe
Syderstone
Thornham
Titchwell
Waterden

Poor Law Records - Images

Online images of some poor law registers, admissions books etc. from 1796 to 1900 are available at the

  1. Go down the "Historical Record Collections"
  2. Select Title - "England, Norfolk Poor Law Union Records, 1796-1900"
  3. Select "Browse through xxx images"
  4. Under County pick - "Norfolk"
  5. Under Poor Law Union select the "Required Union"
  6. Records are under headings such as "District, Workhouse & Unknown etc."

Other Websites

Acts, descriptions, maps, some pictures etc. can be found at :-
                www.workhouses.org.uk (The Story of Workhouses).

Further information can be found:


See also the Poor Law page and the Post 1834 Unions page

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
November 2014