Aylsham Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogy

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Records of the Aylsham Poor Law Union[edit | edit source]


Date 1805-1950
Norfolk Record Office reference C/GP 1
Extent 543 pieces

Aylsham Union originally consisted of two earlier incorporations with Houses of Industry at Oulton and Buxton. The Oulton Incorporation was formed in 1792 and according to White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845, consisted of the six parishes of  Banningham, Norfolk GenealogyBlickling, Norfolk Genealogy, Colby, Norfolk GenealogyErpingham, Norfolk Genealogy ,   Itteringham with Mannington, Norfolk Genealogy and Oulton, Norfolk Genealogy. The Buxton Incorporation (consisting of nine parishes) was formed in 1806 under the terms of An Act for the more effectual relief and employment of the poor, in the parishes of  Buxton, Norfolk GenealogyHevingham, Norfolk GenealogyMarsham, Norfolk GenealogyStratton Strawless, Norfolk GenealogySwanton Abbot, Norfolk Genealogy , Burgh next Aylsham Burgh-next-Aylsham, Norfolk GenealogySkeyton, Norfolk GenealogyBrampton, Norfolk Genealogy and  Oxnead, Norfolk Genealogy, 46 Geo. III, cap. XLIV, 1806. After the formation of the Union in April 1836 the two workhouses were altered and enlarged. These were replaced by a new Union Workhouse which was opened in Aylsham in 1849. Aylsham Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 2 in 1930.
Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 29 March 1974 (C/GP 1/516-524), and on an unknown date.

Copies C/GP 1/1-9, 10 (part only), 125-129, 136-175, 218-247, 286-294 and 299, 311-325, 344-359, 362-366, 375-378, 381-383, 385-388, 390-393, 397-409, 492 are available on microfilm.
RelatedMaterial For records of this body (including administration of Aylsham Public Assistance Institution, out-relief and boarding-out of children) see C/GC 2.
Aylsham Poor Law Guardians minutes, 1890-1893, and letter book, 1873-1876, are in Aylsham Muniment Room (please request Alienated MS File, Aylsham Muniment Room Catalogue, 1991 revision, for details).
For valuation lists, 19th century, and Appeal Book, 1863-1895, see AYL 242-243.

Constituent parishes[edit | edit source]

Alby, Norfolk Genealogy

Aylsham, Norfolk Genealogy

Banningham, Norfolk Genealogy

Little Barningham, Norfolk Genealogy

Belaugh, Norfolk Genealogy

Blickling, Norfolk Genealogy

Brampton, Norfolk Genealogy

Burgh St Mary or Burgh-next-Aylsham Burgh-next-Aylsham, Norfolk Genealogy

Buxton, Norfolk Genealogy

Calthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy

Cawston, Norfolk Genealogy

Colby, Norfolk Genealogy

Coltishall, Norfolk Genealogy

Corpusty, Norfolk Genealogy

Erpingham, Norfolk Genealogy

Foulsham, Norfolk Genealogy

Guestwick, Norfolk Genealogy

Hackford with Whitwell, Norfolk Genealogy or Hackford by Reepham

Great Hautbois, Norfolk Genealogy or Hautbois Magna

Hevingham, Norfolk Genealogy

Heydon, Norfolk Genealogy with Irmingland

Hindolveston, Norfolk Genealogy

Ingworth, Norfolk Genealogy

Itteringham with Mannington, Norfolk Genealogy

Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk Genealogy

Marsham, Norfolk Genealogy

Oulton, Norfolk Genealogy with Irmingland

Oxnead, Norfolk Genealogy

Reepham with Kerdiston, Norfolk Genealogy

Salle, Norfolk Genealogy

Saxthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy

Scottow, Norfolk Genealogy

Skeyton, Norfolk Genealogy

Stratton Strawless, Norfolk Genealogy

Swanton Abbot, Norfolk Genealogy

Themelthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy

Thurning, Norfolk Genealogy

Thwaite All Saints Thwaite (near Alby), Norfolk Genealogy

Tuttington, Norfolk Genealogy

Wickmere with Wolterton, Norfolk Genealogy

Wood Dalling, Norfolk Genealogy

Wood Norton, Norfolk Genealogy


Parishes in their three component districts
Buxton District: Banningham, Belaugh, Brampton, Burgh, Buxton, Coltishall, Great Hautbois, Hevingham, Lammas and Little Hautbois, Marsham, Oxnead, Scottow, Skeyton, Stratton Strawless, Swanton Abbott, Tuttington.
Eynsford District: Cawston, Foulsham, Guestwick, Hackford, Heydon, Hindolveston, Reepham, Salle, Themelthorpe, Thurning, Whitwell, Wood Dalling, Wood Norton.
Oulton District: Alby, Norfolk, Aylsham, Norfolk, Little Barningham, Norfolk, Blickling, Norfolk, Calthorpe, Norfolk, Coleby , Corpusty, Norfolk, Erpingham, Norfolk, Ingworth, Norfolk, Irmingland see Oulton, Norfolk , Itteringham, Mannington see Itteringham with Mannington, Norfolk, Oulton, Norfolk, Saxthorpe, Norfolk, Thwaite see Alby, Norfolk , Wickmere, Wolterton see Wickmere with Wolterton, Norfolk.

Websites[edit | edit source]

For more information on the history of the Aylsham workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk/Aylsham