Thetford Poor Law Union
Parishes[edit | edit source]
The union was formed of three Thetford parishes plus 31 others: Barnham, Suffolk Genealogy, Barningham with Coney Weston, Suffolk Genealogy, Brandon, Suffolk Genealogy, Brettenham, Norfolk Genealogy, Coney Weston (Suffolk) see Barningham with Coney Weston, Suffolk Genealogy, Cranwich, Norfolk Genealogy, Croxton, Norfolk Genealogy, Euston, Suffolk Genealogy, Fakenham, Suffolk Genealogy, Feltwell, Norfolk Genealogy, Feltwell Anchor, Norfolk Genealogy Hepworth, Suffolk Genealogy, Hockwold cum Wilton see Hockwold, Norfolk Genealogy, Honington, Suffolk Genealogy, Hopton (near Thetford), Suffolk Genealogy, Kilverstone, Norfolk Genealogy, Knettishall, Suffolk Genealogy, Lynford, Norfolk Genealogy, Market Weston, Suffolk Genealogy, Methwold, Norfolk Genealogy, Mundford, Norfolk Genealogy, Northwold, Norfolk Genealogy, Rushford, Norfolk, Santon, Norfolk Genealogy, Santon Downham, Suffolk Genealogy, Sapiston, Suffolk Genealogy, Sturston , Thelnetham, Suffolk Genealogy, Thetford St Cuthbert, Norfolk Genealogy, Thetford St Mary the Less, Norfolk Genealogy, Thetford St Peter, Norfolk Genealogy, Weeting All Saints with St Mary, Norfolk Genealogy, West Tofts, Norfolk Genealogy, East Wretham, Norfolk Genealogy, West Wretham, Norfolk Genealogy.
Records[edit | edit source]
Norfolk Record Office C/GP 17
Records of the Thetford Poor Law Union
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: www.workhouses.org.uk/Thetford