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The Union comprises the following parishes:
Ashwicken, Norfolk , Babingley, Norfolk , Bawsey, Norfolk,Castle Rising, Norfolk, Castleacre, Norfolk Congham, Norfolk
East Walton, Norfolk,East Winch, Norfolk Flitcham with Appleton, Norfolk Gayton, Norfolk Gayton Thorpe, Norfolk
Great Massingham, Norfolk, Grimston, Norfolk Harpley, Norfolk Hillington, Norfolk Little Massingham, Norfolk
Middleton, Norfolk Mintlyn, Norfolk North Runcton with Hardwicke and Setchey , Norfolk
North Wootton, Norfolk Pentney, Norfolk Roydon (near King's Lynn), Norfolk Sandringham, Norfolk South Wootton, Norfolk West Acre, Norfolk West Bilney, Norfolk West Newton, Norfolk West Winch, Norfolk Wolferton, Norfolk
Records of the Freebridge Lynn Poor Law Union
Norfolk Record Office reference C/GP 9
Extent 201 pieces
The Freebridge Lynn union was incorporated under the 1834 Act, and the union workhouse was built two years later at Gayton. Freebridge Lynn Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 8 in 1930. After the abolition of the Boards of Guardians in 1929, the Gayton Workhouse was administered by Norfolk County Council as a Public Assistance institution between 1930 and 1948 and as a County Home between 1948 and 1963. In 1964, the property was sold.
Acquisition Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 22 October 1981 (C/GP 9/106-140), 3 May 1990 (C/GP 9/141-201) and on an unknown date.
Copies C/GP9/1-5, 6 (part only), 82, 93 are on microform.
RelatedMaterial See C/SS 10 for records of Gostgate House, Gayton as old peoples Home. For records of this body (including administration of Gayton and King's Lynn Public Assistance Institutions and boarding-out of children), see C/GC 8. Minute books of joint finance committee (R.D.C. and Union), 1907-1925, and special committees of R.D.C. and Union, 1913-1927, are in the custody of West Norfolk District Council.
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