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Norfolk Poor Law before 1834

Oulton Gilbert Union

This included the parishes of Banningham, Blickling, Colby, Erpingham, Itteringham and Oulton

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.
  • 1792 - Oulton Gilbert Union formed initially containing Oulton and Blickling. The other parishes joined later the last being in 1832.
    • House of Industry located at Aylsham Road, Oulton Street, Oulton, NR11 6NP, [Map reference TG156276] The house was originally a farm house and was altered in 1804. Marked on some 2 1/2" maps as "Old Workhouse".
  • 1836
    • Oulton was dissolved. Aylsham Poor Law Union formed.
    • Parishes became part of the Aylsham Union and "House of Industry" became one of 2 Workhouses (the other being at Buxton) for new Union.
  • Description is in Whites 1845 directory

After 1834 these parishes moved as shown :-

Places 1834 Union or
Banningham Aylsham
Blickling Aylsham
Colby Aylsham
Places 1834 Union or
Erpingham Aylsham
Itteringham Aylsham
Oulton Aylsham

Further information can be found:

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

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March 2010