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Norfolk: Poor Law after 1834 Act

Erpingham Union

Union history

Before 1834 some of these parishes belonged to Gilbert Unions, Incorporations or had their own Work or Parish House (WkHse) as shown.

Erpingham Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Aldborough Aldb-GU
Antingham
Aylmerton Aldb-GU
Baconsthorpe
Barningham-Norwood
  (North Barningham)
Barningham-Winter
  (Barningham Town)
Bayfield
Beckham, East
  (East Beckham)
Aldb-GU
Beckham, West
  (West Beckham)
Beeston Regis Aldb-GU
Bessingham
Bodham
Briston WkHse
Cley-next-the-Sea WkHse
Cromer Aldb-GU
Edgefield WkHse
Felbrigg Aldb-GU
Gimingham Gim-GU
Glandford
Gresham Aldb-GU
Gunton
Hanworth
Hempstead (by Holt)
Holt WkHse
Hunworth
Erpingham Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Kelling
Knapton Gim-GU
Letheringsett
Matlaske
Metton
Mundesley Gim-GU
North Repps Gim-GU
Overstrand Gim-GU
Plumstead
Roughton
Runton Aldb-GU
Salthouse
Sheringham Aldb-GU
Sidestrand
South Repps Gim-GU
Stody
Suffield
Sustead
Thornage
Thorpe Market
Thurgarton
Trimingham Gim-GU
Trunch Gim-GU
Walsham, North (to March 1884)
  (North Walsham)
[After 1884 see
Smallburgh Union]
WkHse
Weybourne

Where "Aldb-GU" = Aldborough Gilbert Union, "Gim-GU" = Gimingham Gilbert Union

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).

Guardians Minute Books

These contain a wealth of information about the workings of each Union including expenditure, suppliers, officials and paupers.

For more information (including transcriptions and indexes to names) see the Minutes of Board Meetings of the Erpingham Union Poor Law Guardians webpages.

Further information can be found:


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

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
June 2012