Downham Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parishes[edit | edit source]

The union consisted of the following parishes: Barton Bendish St Andrew, Norfolk GenealogyBarton Bendish St Mary and All Saints, Norfolk Genealogy  Bexwell, Norfolk GenealogyBoughton, Norfolk GenealogyCrimplesham, Norfolk GenealogyDenver, Norfolk GenealogyWest Dereham, Norfolk GenealogyDownham Market, Norfolk Genealogy, Fincham Fincham, Norfolk GenealogyFordham, Norfolk GenealogyHilgay, Norfolk Genealogy, Holme next Runcton see Runcton Holme ,  Marham, Norfolk Genealogy, Roxham see Ryston with Roxham, Norfolk Genealogy, Runcton parishes North Runcton with Hardwicke and Setchey , Norfolk Genealogy,

 Runcton Holme with South Runcton, Wallington and Thorpeland Norfolk  Ryston with Roxham, Norfolk GenealogyShouldham, Norfolk GenealogyShouldham Thorpe, Norfolk GenealogySouthery, Norfolk GenealogyStoke Ferry, Norfolk Genealogy, Stow Bardolph, Norfolk GenealogyStradsett, Norfolk Genealogy,   Tottenhill, Norfolk Genealogy, Wallington with Thorpland see Runcton Holme with South Runcton, Wallington and Thorpeland NorfolkWatlington, Norfolk GenealogyWelney, Cambridgeshire GenealogyWelney, Cambridgeshire GenealogyWereham, Norfolk GenealogyWiggenhall St Germans, Norfolk Genealogy, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Norfolk GenealogyWiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, Norfolk GenealogyWiggenhall St Peter, Norfolk GenealogyWimbotsham, Norfolk GenealogyWormegay, Norfolk GenealogyWretton, Norfolk Genealogy.

Records[edit | edit source]

Norfolk Record Office reference C/GP 5
Title Records of the Downham Poor Law Union
Date 1836-1948
Extent 116 pieces

Downham Union was incorporated under the 1834 Act. The Union Workhouse was built at Downham in 1836. Downham Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 9 in 1930.
Received by the Norfolk Record Office on unknown dates.
Copies C/GP5/1-6, 103, 106-108 are available on microform.
RelatedMaterial For records of this body (including administration of Downham Public Assistance Institution, out-relief and boarding-out of children), see C/GC 9.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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