Loddon and Clavering Union 1836-1930
- 1836 - Became a Union. Old "House of Industry" became the Union Workhouse. It was formed from all parishes in the Loddon and Clavering Incorporation
- House of Industry at Yarmouth Road, Heckingham, NR14 6AB, [Map reference is TM386973]
- Description is in Whites 1845 directory
- 1930 - Union dissolved.
- 1933 - Kelly's directory describes it as "Heckingham Certified Institution for Mental Defectives of both sexes".
- 1937 - Kelly's directory - as 1933
- 1940's - Called "Hales Hospital"
- c.1997 - Closed.
The following table refers to the period 1836 - 1930.
Where "Lodd-I" = Loddon and Clavering Incorporation.
Poor Law Records - Images
Online images of some poor law registers, admissions books etc. from 1796 to 1900 are available at the
- 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."
Acts, descriptions, maps, some pictures etc. can be found at :-
www.workhouses.org.uk (The Story of Workhouses).
- Bilyard, John
- Hales Hospital, a history: workhouse to hospital.
[Norwich: Norwich Health Authority, 1987]
- Hales Hospital: Thirty Years of Friendship.
[The Friends of Hales Hospital:about 1991]
- Reid, Andy
- Fire at the workhouse!
(Series title: Teaching historical skills).
[Great Yarmouth: Bridge Publications, 1988]
Further information can be found:
See also the Poor Law page and the Post 1834 Unions page
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