Penshurst Poor Law Union,Kent

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History[edit | edit source]

The short lived Penshurst poor Law Union was formed on 25 March 1835 but on 22 September 1836 amidst opposition the parishes were transferred to Sevenoaks Poor Law Union, Kent Genealogy and by 1838 the Union workhouse constructed at Bough Beech Green was sold.

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

Constituent Parishes[edit | edit source]

Chiddingstone, Kent Genealogy Cowden, Kent Genealogy Edenbridge, Kent Genealogy Hever, Kent Genealogy Leigh, Kent Genealogy Penshurst, Kent Genealogy