Norfolk: Poor Law after 1834 Act
- 1834 - Freebridge-Lynn Poor Law Union was formed.
- 1836 - Workhouse at Eastgate House, Eastgate Drove, Gayton, PE32 1QF, [Map reference is TF736211].
- Description is in Whites 1845 directory
- 1930 - Union dissolved.
- 1933 - Kelly's directory has under the section "Norfolk No 8 Area Guardians Committee" - "The Institution built 1836 to house 131 inmates".
- 1937 - Kelly's directory - as 1933 - but under "King's Lynn" entry.
- 1930 - 1948 - "Public Assistance institution.
- 1948 - 1963 - County Home for old people.
- 1964 - Building sold called "Eastgate House".
Before 1834 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).
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