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Help and advice for Norfolk: Poor Law after 1834 Act

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Norfolk: Poor Law after 1834 Act

Docking Union

Union history

  • 1835 - Docking Poor Law Union was formed.
  • 1836 - Workhouse opened in December.
    • Location is at "Burntstalk", Sedgeford Road, Docking, PE31 8PW, [Map reference TF749371].
  • 1865 - 31st December - Choseley (extra parochial) was added to this Union after this date. Previously it had been responsible for its own poor.
  • Description is in Whites 1845 directory
  • 1930 - Union dissolved.
  • 1933 - Kelly's directory has a section "Norfolk No 6 Area Guardians Committee" but old Union buildings are not mentioned. Lyde Cottage, Docking, Children's Home, for 12 children; opened in 1915.
  • 1937 - Kelly's directory - as 1933.
  • Marked as "Burntstalk", Sedgeford Road on some modern maps.
  • c.2000 - Redeveloped and now called "Norfolk Heights".

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

   
Docking Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Anmer 
Bagthorpe 
Barmer 
Barwick (in the Brakes) 
Bircham, Great
  (Great Bircham)
 
Bircham Newton 
Bircham Tofts 
Brancaster 
Broomsthorpe 
Burnham-Deepdale 
Burnham-Norton 
Burnham-Overy 
Burnham Sutton-cum-Burnham Ulph 
Burnham-Thorpe 
Burnham-Westgate
(Burnham-Market)
 
Choseley (Post 31/12/1865) 
Creake, North
  (North Creake)
 
Creake, South
  (South Creake)
 
Dersingham WkHse
Docking Union
Places
Pre 1834 Union,
Incorporation
or Parish Work House
Docking 
Fring 
Heacham 
Holme-next-the-Sea 
Hunstanton with
  Barrett-Ringstead
 
Ingoldisthorpe 
New Houghton
  (Houghton or
Houghton in the Brake)
 
Ringstead, Great
  (Great Ringstead)
 
Rudham, East
  (East Rudham)
 
Rudham, West
  (West Rudham)
 
Sedgeford 
Shernborne 
Snettisham 
Stanhoe 
Syderstone 
Thornham 
Titchwell 
Waterden 

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 2014