Fonds C/GP 17 - Records of the Thetford Poor Law Union

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C/GP 17


Records of the Thetford Poor Law Union


  • 1835-1948 (Creation)

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128 pieces

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Consisted of the following parishes: Barnham (Suffolk), Barningham (Suffolk), Brandon (Suffolk), Brettenham, Coney Weston (Suffolk), Cranwich, Croxton, Euston (Suffolk), Fakenham Magna (Suffolk), Feltwell, Hepworth (Suffolk), Hockwold cum Wilton, Honington (Suffolk), Hopton (Suffolk), Kilverstone, Knettishall (Suffolk), Lynford, Market Weston (Suffolk), Methwold, Mundford, Northwold, Rushford, Santon, Santon Downham (Suffolk), Sapiston (Suffolk), Sturston, Thelnetham (Suffolk), Thetford St Cuthbert, Thetford St Mary, Thetford St Peter, Weeting, West Tofts, East Wretham, West Wretham.
Thetford Union was formed by the Poor Law Commissioners in 1835 and the union workhouse was built the following year in St Mary's parish, Thetford. Thetford Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 11 in 1930.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 26 August 1976 (C/GP 17/27), 2 November 1999 (ACC 1999/152 numbered C/GP 17/128) and on unknown dates.

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Access restricted for 100 years after date of last entry for some records containing personal information. For access please contact NCC Information Management Team.

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C/GP 17/1-6 are available on microform.

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For records of Guardians Committee No. 11 (including administration of Thetford Public Assistance Institution, Thetford Children's Home, Attleborough Infirmary and boarding-out of children), see C/GC 11.

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Created 03/08/2007 by Droip. Modified 09/11/2018 by Droip.


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