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The following parishes comprise the Union:

  Ashill, Norfolk  Beachamwell All Saints with Shingham, Norfolk   Beachamwell St Mary with St John, Norfolk,

 Bodney, NorfolkEast Bradenham, Norfolk, ,Buckenham Parva, Norfolk or Buckenham Tofts,  Caldecote, NorfolkCockley Cley, Norfolk, Colvestone ,  Great Cressingham, NorfolkLittle Cressingham, Norfolk, Didlington, Norfolk, Foulden Foulden, NorfolkGooderstone, NorfolkHilborough, NorfolkHolme Hale, NorfolkHoughton, NorfolkIckburgh, NorfolkLangford, NorfolkNarborough, NorfolkNarford, NorfolkNecton, Norfolk, Newton by Castle Acre, Norfolk, Oxborough, NorfolkNorth Pickenham, NorfolkSouth Pickenham, NorfolkSaham Toney, Norfolk, Shingham (see Beachamwell),  South Acre, NorfolkSporle with Palgrave, NorfolkStanford, NorfolkSwaffham, NorfolkThrexton, Norfolk.


Norfolk Record Office reference C/GP 16
Records of the Swaffham Poor Law Union
Date 1835-1948
Extent 141 pieces
The following parishes comprise the union:
Swaffham Union was incorporated under the terms of the 1834 Act. The union workhouse was built at Swaffham in 1836. Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 11 in 1930.
Acquisition Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 3 August 1976 (C/GP 16/38A 67, 118-140), 7 July 1978 (C/GP 16/141) and on unknown dates.
AccessStatus Open
Copies C/GP 16/39-44, 102 122-123 are 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.


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