Worksop Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The poor-law union of Worksop comprises 26 parishes or places, 11 of which are in the county of Nottingham, 11 in the West riding of York, and 4 in Derbyshire; the whole containing a population of 17,975.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 673-687

The Worksop Poor Law Union constructed a workhouse for 400 inmates on East Gate in the 1830s. The buildings were demolished in the 1960s. An associated infirmary was built at Kilton Hill in 1901-04 which became Kilton Hill Hospital from 1948 until the 1980s when Bassetlaw District Hospital was built on the site.

See also

Worksop Workhouse memories


For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's website: and Worksop Workhouse

Records[edit | edit source]

Refer to Nottinghamshire Archives pdf file of deposited records for the county Poor Law Unions pdf archives

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Anston cum Membris, Yorkshire Barlborough, Derbyshire Blyth, Nottinghamshire Carburton, Nottinghamshire Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire Clowne, Derbyshire Dinnington, Yorkshire Elmton with Cresswell, Derbyshire Firbeck, Yorkshire Harthill, Yorkshire Harworth, Nottinghamshire Letwell, Yorkshire Norton Cuckney, Nottinghamshire Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire Todwick, Yorkshire Wales, Yorkshire Welbeck, Nottinghamshire Whitwell, Derbyshire Woodhouse Hall, Nottinghamshire Woodsetts, Nottinghamshire Woodsetts, Yorkshire Worksop St Mary and St Cuthbert, Nottinghamshire