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Black Notley, Essex
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Bradwell by Coggeshall, Essex
Braintree, Essex
Cornish Hall End, Essex
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Finchingfield, Essex
Great Saling, Essex
Panfield, Essex
Pattiswick, Essex
Rayne, Essex
Shalford, Essex
Stisted, Essex
Wethersfield, Essex
White Notley, Essex


 Essex Record Office, Wharf Road Chelmsford CM2 6YT. Holdings include: Guardians' minutes (1835-1930); Admissions and discharges (1883-88, 1891-4, 1897-8,

  •  Creed Registers reference G/BR/23-25 1890-1939
  • Admission and discharge registers for Casuals reference G/Br/1-14 1916-1938


St. Michael's Hospital, Braintree, Essex .jpg

Records of St. Michael's Hospital (formerly known as the BRAINTREE Union WORKHOUSE and as the BRAINTREE Public Assistance Institution); of the BRAINTREE Area house and staff welfare committees; and of the BRAINTREE and Dunmow dispensaries - see detailed list supplied


  • Due to sensitivity of some records some documents will be withheld from public use until 2044 e.g. the offences and punishment books and registers of mechanical restraint and medical officers books


For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and Peter Higginbotham’s Workhouses site for maps and images of the Union.


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