Docking Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The earliest workhouse provision was that at Dersingham formed from neighbouring cottages
Under the Gilbert act in 1783 a workhouse was established at South Creake, Norfolk Genealogy. See parish page for parish records for this workhouse.
Gilbert's Act of 1782 allowed groups of parishes to set up a common workhouse for the old, the sick and the infirm. This provided a much cheaper procedure than was involved in promoting a Local Act.

See also England, Norfolk Poor Law Union Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Constituent parishes[edit | edit source]

Anmer, Norfolk Genealogy,
Bagthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy,
Barmer, Norfolk Genealogy
Bircham Newton, Norfolk Genealogy
Bircham Tofts, Norfolk Genealogy
Brancaster, Norfolk Genealogy
Broomsthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy
Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk Genealogy
Burnham Norton, Norfolk Genealogy
Burnham Overy, Norfolk Genealogy
Burnham Sutton, Norfolk Genealogy
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk Genealogy
Burnham Ulph, Norfolk Genealogy
Burnham Westgate, Norfolk Genealogy
Choseley, Norfolk Genealogy
Dersingham, Norfolk Genealogy
Docking, Norfolk Genealogy
East Rudham, Norfolk Genealogy
Fring, Norfolk Genealogy
Great Bircham, Norfolk Genealogy
Heacham, Norfolk Genealogy
Holme next the Sea, Norfolk Genealogy
New Houghton, Norfolk Genealogy (Houghton-next-Harpley)
Hunstanton, Norfolk Genealogy (Old Hunstanton)
Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy
North Creake, Norfolk Genealogy
Ringstead, Norfolk Genealogy
Sedgeford, Norfolk Genealogy
Shernborne, Norfolk Genealogy
Snettisham, Norfolk Genealogy
South Creake, Norfolk Genealogy
Stanhoe, Norfolk Genealogy
Syderstone, Norfolk Genealogy
Thornham, Norfolk Genealogy
Titchwell, Norfolk Genealogy
Waterden, Norfolk Genealogy
West Rudham, Norfolk Genealogy

Later Additions: Choseley, Norfolk Genealogy,  New Hunstanton see Hunstanton St Edmund, Norfolk Genealogy

Records[edit | edit source]

Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DQ. Holdings include: Guardians' minute books (1836-1922, 1925-30); Ledgers (1836-1930, with gaps); Workhouse admissions and discharges (1902-5, 1907-9, 1916-30); Children's Homes admissions and discharges (1915-37); Births (1837-1930); Deaths (1837-1914)

See South Creake, Norfolk Genealogy for records of the workhouse there.

Records of the Docking Poor Law Union
Date 1836-1948 Norfolk Record Office reference C/GP 4

AdminHistory The union consisted of the following parishes:, Anmer, Bagthorpe, Barmer, Barwick, Bircham Magna, Bircham Newton, Bircham Tofts, Brancaster, Broomsthorpe, Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy, Burnham Thorpe, Burnham Ulph and Sutton, Burnham Westgate, Choseley, North Creake, South Creake, Dersingham, Docking, Fring, Heacham, Holme next the Sea, Houghton, Hunstanton, Ingoldisthorpe, Great Ringstead, East Rudham, West Rudham, Sedgeford, Shernbourne, Snettisham, Stanhoe, Syderstone, Thornham, Titchwell, Waterden.
Docking Union was formed in 1835. The Union Workhouse was opened in December 1836 at Docking. Docking Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 6 in 1930.
Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 4 December 1975 (C/GP 4/38, 40, 42-46, 49-51), 30 June 1971 (C/GP 4/39, 47-48, 53, 55-57, 60, 69-70, 77-79), 3 July 1980 (C/GP 4/92-93), 3 April 1978 (C/GP 4/40a) and on an unknown date.

Copies C/GP 4/2-10, 11 (part only), 67-70, 77-79 are available on microform.
RelatedMaterial For records of this body (including administration of Lyde Cottage Docking Children's Home and register of boarded-out children), see C/GC 6. For Docking Union vaccination registers (Burnham District, later Eastern District), 1899-1938, see BR 23/29-33.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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