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Norfolk: Poor Law after 1834 Act

Wayland Union

Union history

The Union also established an Infirmary at Attleborough.

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

Wayland Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Pre 1902 Union
(if not Wayland)
Attleborough WkHse
Banham (from 1902)WkHse Guiltcross
Besthorpe
Breckles
Buckenham, New (from 1902)
  (New Buckenham)
WkHse Guiltcross
Buckenham, Old (from 1902)
  (Old Buckenham)
WkHse Guiltcross
Carbrooke WkHse
Caston
Eccles (from 1902) Guiltcross
Ellingham, Great
  (Great Ellingham)
WkHse
Ellingham, Little
  (Little Ellingham)
WkHse
Griston
Hargham
Hockham
Illington
Kenninghall (from 1902) WkHse Guiltcross
Larling
Merton
Ovington
Quidenham (from 1902) Guiltcross
Rockland All Saints
Rockland St. Andrew
Rockland St. Peter WkHse
Roudham
Scoulton
Shropham
Snetterton
Stow-Bedon
Thompson
Tottington
Watton WkHse
Wilby (from 1902) Guiltcross

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 2015