Loughborough Poor Law Union, Leicestershire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The union of Loughborough comprises 24 parishes or places, 13 of them in the county of Leicester, and 11 in that of Notts; and contains a population of 24,606.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 175-179.

The Poor Law Amendment Act brought into being the  Loughborough Union which was formed in September, 1838. The Union Workhouse built in 1838 on Derby Road  was planned to house 375.

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Belton, Leicestershire Charley, Leicestershire Costock, Nottinghamshire Dishley, Leicestershire East Leake, Nottinghamshire Garendon, Leicestershire Hathern, Leicestershire Hoton, Leicestershire Long Whatton, Leicestershire Loughborough, Leicestershire Loughborough Emmanuel, Leicestershire Normanton on Soar, Nottinghamshire Prestwold, Leicestershire Rempstone, Nottinghamshire Sheepshed, Leicestershire Stanford on Soar, Nottinghamshire Sutton Bonington St Anne, Nottinghamshire Sutton Bonington St Michael, Nottinghamshire Thorpe Acre, Leicestershire West Leake, Nottinghamshire Willoughby on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire Wymeswold, Leicestershire Wysall, Nottinghamshire