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Forehoe Incorporation

Incorporation history

  • 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.

   
Forehoe Incorporation
Places
Pre 1776
Parish Work House
Barford  
Barnham Broom  
Bawburgh  
Bowthorpe  
Brandon Parva  
Carleton-Forehoe  
Colton  
Costessey  
Coston  
Crownthorpe  
Deopham  
Easton  
Forehoe Incorporation
Places
Pre 1776
Parish Work House
Hackford (near Wymondham)  
Hingham  
Kimberley  
Marlingford  
Morley St Botolph  
Morley St Peter  
Runhall  
Welborne  
Wicklewood  
Wramplingham  
Wymondham WkHse

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)
  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."
  7. Alternatively use a search engine for "familysearch" "Norfolk Poor Law Union Records"

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.
January 2013