Fonds C/GP 11 - Records of the Henstead Poor Law Union

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C/GP 11

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Records of the Henstead Poor Law Union

Date(s)

  • 1835-1948 (Creation)

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119 pieces

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(1834-1930)

Administrative history

The Union consisted of the following parishes: Arminghall, Bixley, Bracon Ash, Bramerton, Caistor St Edmund, East Carleton, Colney, Cringleford, Dunston, Flordon, Framingham Earl, Framingham Pigot, Hethel, Hethersett, Holverston, Intwood, Keswick, Ketteringham, Kirby Bedon, Mattishall Heath (Markshall), Melton Magna, Melton Parva, Mulbarton, Newton Flotman, Poringland, Rockland St Mary, Saxlingham Nethergate, Saxlingham Thorpe, Shotesham All Saints, Shotesham St Mary and St Martin, Stoke Holy Cross, Surlingham, Swainsthorpe, Swardeston, Trowse Newton, Whitlingham, Wreningham.
Henstead Union was incorporated under the 1834 Act. The union workhouse was built at Swainsthorpe in 1835. Henstead Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 5 in 1930. In 1948 Swainsthorpe Institution was taken over by the central government and administered as the The Vale Hospital Swainsthorpe.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on an unknown date.

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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 11/1-11 are on microform.

Related units of description

For records of this body (including administration of Swainsthorpe and Wicklewood Public Assistance Institutions and boarding-out of children), see C/GC 5. For records of this hospital see Public Records H 5.

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