Norfolk Poor Law


Brinton Gilbert Union 1786-1869

This comprised the parishes of Brinton, Burgh Parva and Melton Constable

Union history

  • 1782 - Gilbert's Act allowed parishes to join together and run a workhouse. This was for the old, the sick and the infirm.
  • 1786 - Brinton Gilbert Union formed. This is also refered to sometimes as the "Brinton Incorporation".
    • House of Industry built at Brinton.
  • 1834 - Brinton Gilbert Union parishes decided to continue as they were.
  • 1869 - Brinton Gilbert Union was dissolved.

After 1869 these parishes moved as shown :-

Places 1869 Union or
Brinton Walsingham
Burgh Parva Walsingham
Places 1869 Union or
Melton Constable Walsingham

Further information can be found:

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

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May 2011