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Bainbridge Gilbert Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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The Bainbridge Workhouse was built in 1740 and in 1812 formed the Bainbridge Gilbert Union workhouse which was known as the Bainbridge Incorporation Workhouse. This served the parishes of

Bainbridge, Askrigg, Yorkshire Hawes, Yorkshire Aysgarth, Yorkshire Low Abbotside Thoralby and Burton-cum-Walden. Latter addtions in 1813 included Grinton and High Abbotside and in 1824 Caperbury.

See Lunds, Yorkshire and Stalling Busk, Yorkshire parishes.

The Gilbert Union was abolished in 1869 and parishes transferred to Aysgarth Poor Law Union, Yorkshire