Norfolk: Poor Law after 1834 Act


Smallburgh Union 1869 - 1930

Union history

  • 1869 Sept. - Smallburgh Union initially formed from all the old parishes in the Tunstead and Happing Incorporation.
  • The old "House of Industry" became the Union Workhouse.
  • This was located in Workhouse Road (off Union Road), Smallburgh, NR12 9NJ, [Map reference is TG326243].
  • 1871 and 1881 Census - List of people in the Workhouse. See the Smallburgh parish page.
  • 1883 - Description is in Whites directory.
  • 1884 March - North Walsham joined coming from Erpingham Union.
  • 1891 Census - List of people in the Workhouse. See the Smallburgh parish page.
  • 1930 - Union dissolved.
  • 1933 - Kelly's directory has a section "Norfolk No 4 Area Guardians Committee" but old Union buildings are not mentioned.
  • 1937 - Kelly's directory - as 1933
  • Now mostly demolished.
Places Pre 1869 Union
Ashmanhaugh Tuns-I
Bacton Tuns-I
Barton Turf Tuns-I
Beeston St Lawrence Tuns-I
Bradfield Tuns-I
Brumstead Tuns-I
Catfield Tuns-I
Crostwight Tuns-I
Dilham Tuns-I
Eccles by the Sea Tuns-I
Edingthorpe Tuns-I
Felmingham Tuns-I
Happisburgh Tuns-I
Hempstead (near Stalham) Tuns-I
Hickling Tuns-I
Honing Tuns-I
Horning Tuns-I
Horsey-next-the-Sea Tuns-I
Hoveton St John Tuns-I
Hoveton St Peter Tuns-I
Ingham Tuns-I
Irstead Tuns-I
Lessingham Tuns-I
Places Pre 1869 Union
Ludham Tuns-I
Neatishead Tuns-I
  (Sea Palling)
Paston Tuns-I
Potter Heigham Tuns-I
Ridlington Tuns-I
Ruston, East
  (East Ruston)
  (or South Ruston)
Sloley Tuns-I
Smallburgh Tuns-I
Stalham Tuns-I
Sutton Tuns-I
Swafield Tuns-I
Tunstead Tuns-I
Walcott Tuns-I
Walsham, North
  (from March 1884)
  (North Walsham)
Previously Erpingham
Union (1834-1884)
Waxham Tuns-I
Westwick Tuns-I
Witton (near
  North Walsham)
Worstead Tuns-I

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 2011