Norfolk: Poor Law
- 1776 - Forehoe Incorporation was formed by an Act of Parliament.
- 1777 - House of Industry at Hospital Road, Wicklewood, NR18 9PD, [Map reference is TG080018].
- 1834 - Forehoe Incorporation status kept.
- 1845 - Description is in Whites directory under the Forehoe Hundred section.
- 1883 - Description is in Whites directory under the entry for Wicklewood.
- 1930 - Dissolved.
- 1933 - Kelly's directory has it as "Wicklewood Institution". The above under section "Norfolk No 5 Area Guardians Committee". There is also a "District Isolation Cottage Hospital" mentioned.
- 1937 - Kelly's directory - as 1933 + Forehoe and Henstead (districts), Isolation Cottage Hospital at Wicklewood
- 1940's - 1974+ Called "Hill House Hospital, Wicklewood"
- 1980's - Converted to Housing. One of the buildings called "St Georges".
Before 1776 some of these parishes had their own Work or Parish House (WkHse) as shown.
Poor Law Records - Images
Online images of some poor law registers, admissions books etc. from 1796 to 1900 are available at the
- LDS familysearch website https://www.familysearch.org/ (UK+Ireland records section)
- Go down the "Historical Record Collections"
- Select Title - "England, Norfolk Poor Law Union Records, 1796-1900"
- Select "Browse through xxx images"
- Under County pick - "Norfolk"
- Under Poor Law Union select the "Required Union"
- Records are under headings such as "District, Workhouse & Unknown etc."
- Alternatively use a search engine for "familysearch" "Norfolk Poor Law Union Records"
Acts, descriptions, maps, some pictures etc. can be found at :-
www.workhouses.org.uk (The Story of Workhouses).
Further information can be found:
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