Thirsk Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Thirsk Poor Law Union was formed 21st February 1837. In 1838/9 the new Union workhouse to replace the Thirsk Town Workhouse was built to house up to 120 people. The building opened in 1939 after large protests in the town about the new Poor Law.

See also http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Thirsk/Thirsk.shtml

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]