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The union was formed of three Thetford parishes plus 31 others: Barnham, Suffolk, Barningham with Coney Weston, Suffolk, Brandon, Suffolk, Brettenham, Norfolk, Coney Weston (Suffolk) see Barningham with Coney Weston, Suffolk, Cranwich, Norfolk, Croxton, Norfolk, Euston, Suffolk, Fakenham, Suffolk, Feltwell, Norfolk, Feltwell Anchor, Norfolk Hepworth, Suffolk, Hockwold cum Wilton see Hockwold, Norfolk, Honington, Suffolk, Hopton (near Thetford), Suffolk, Kilverstone, Norfolk, Knettishall, Suffolk, Lynford, Norfolk, Market Weston, Suffolk, Methwold, Norfolk, Mundford, Norfolk, Northwold, Norfolk, Rushford, Norfolk, Santon, Norfolk, Santon Downham, Suffolk, Sapiston, Suffolk, Sturston , Thelnetham, Suffolk, Thetford St Cuthbert, Norfolk, Thetford St Mary the Less, Suffolk, Thetford St Peter, Norfolk, Weeting All Saints with St Mary, Norfolk, West Tofts, Norfolk, East Wretham, Norfolk, West Wretham, Norfolk.
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.
For more information on the history of the Thetford workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk/Thetford
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