Thetford Poor Law Union

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Parishes[edit | edit source]

The union was formed of three Thetford parishes plus 31 others:  Barnham, SuffolkBarningham with Coney Weston, SuffolkBrandon, SuffolkBrettenham, Norfolk, Coney Weston (Suffolk) see Barningham with Coney Weston, Suffolk, Cranwich, NorfolkCroxton, NorfolkEuston, SuffolkFakenham, SuffolkFeltwell, NorfolkFeltwell Anchor, Norfolk  Hepworth, Suffolk, Hockwold cum Wilton see Hockwold, NorfolkHonington, SuffolkHopton (near Thetford), SuffolkKilverstone, NorfolkKnettishall, SuffolkLynford, NorfolkMarket Weston, SuffolkMethwold, Norfolk, Mundford, NorfolkNorthwold, NorfolkRushford, NorfolkSanton, NorfolkSanton Downham, SuffolkSapiston, Suffolk, Sturston ,  Thelnetham, SuffolkThetford St Cuthbert, NorfolkThetford St Mary the Less, Suffolk, Thetford St Peter, NorfolkWeeting All Saints with St Mary, NorfolkWest Tofts, NorfolkEast Wretham, Norfolk, West Wretham, Norfolk.

Records[edit | edit source]

Norfolk Record Office C/GP 17
Records of the Thetford Poor Law Union
Date 1835-1948
Extent 128 pieces

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

For more information on the history of the Thetford workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: