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Norfolk Poor Law after 1834 Act

St Faith's 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.

St. Faith's Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Alderford
Attlebridge
Beeston St. Andrew
Booton Booton-GU
Brandiston Booton-GU
Catton
  (Old Catton)
St. Faith's-GU
Crostwick St. Faith's-GU
Drayton St. Faith's-GU
Felthorpe St. Faith's-GU
Frettenham
Hainford (Haynford) St. Faith's-GU
Haveringland
Hellesdon (part of
  -see also Norwich Union)
Honingham
Horsford St. Faith's-GU
Horsham St. Faith St. Faith's-GU
St. Faith's Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Horstead with Stanninghall St. Faith's-GU
Morton-on-the-Hill WkHse
Newton St. Faith St. Faith's-GU
Norwich (St. Mary-in-the-Marsh) (to 1863)
Rackheath St. Faith's-GU
Ringland
Salhouse St. Faith's-GU
Spixworth St. Faith's-GU
Sprowston St. Faith's-GU
Swannington
Taverham St. Faith's-GU
Weston Longville
Witchingham, Great
  (Great Witchingham)
WkHse
Witchingham, Little
  (Little Witchingham)
Wroxham

"St. Faith's-GU" = St Faith's Gilbert Union.
"Booton-GU" = Booton 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).

Further information can be found:


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

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
March 2015