Bromley Poor Law Union, Kent

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== Constituent Parishes  ==
 
== Constituent Parishes  ==
  
[[Beckenham St George, Kent]]  [[Bromley St Peter and St Paul, Kent]] [[Bromley Holy Trinity, Kent]] [[Chelsfield, Kent]] [[Chislehurst, Kent]] [[Cudham, Kent]] [[Downe, Kent]] [[Farnborough, Kent]] [[Foots Cray, Kent]] [[Hayes, Kent]] [[Keston, Kent]] [[Knockholt, Kent]] [[North Cray, Kent]] [[Orpington, Kent]] [[Sidcup St John, Kent]] [[St Mary Cray, Kent]] [[St Paul’s Cray, Kent]] [[West Wickham, Kent]]
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[[Beckenham St George, Kent]]  [[Bromley St Peter and St Paul, Kent]] [[Bromley Holy Trinity, Kent]] [[Chelsfield, Kent]] [[Chislehurst, Kent]] [[Cudham, Kent]] [[Downe, Kent]] [[Farnborough, Kent]] [[Foots Cray, Kent]] [[Hayes, Kent]] [[Keston, Kent]] [[Knockholt, Kent]] [[North Cray, Kent]] [[Orpington, Kent]] [[Sidcup St John, Kent]] [[St Mary Cray, Kent]] [[St Paul’s Cray, Kent]] [[West Wickham, Kent]]  
  
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== Records  ==
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See[[England, Kent, Workhouse Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Bromley Archives have a large collection of records for the Union Workhouse at Farnborough although there are many gaps in records. At over 1,000 items deposited in the Archive,records include minute books, letter books/Correspondence and numerous registers covering various aspects of the Poor Law Union's Work. Bromley Union's Workhouse was in Farnborough at the site of the former Farnborough Hospital, now the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent.
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Revision as of 16:13, 14 March 2012

History

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: Bromley Workhouse   

Prior to the formation of the Poor Law Union parish workhouses were in existence at

Beckenham St George, Kent

Bromley St Peter and St Paul, Kent in London Road

Chislehurst, Kent

Cudham, Kent at Leaves Green

Hayes, Kent

The Bromley Poor Law Union was created on 19th May 1836; a Union Workhouse was built at Locks Bottom (near Tug Mutton Common) in 1844. The lodge was on the main London Hastings Road and one side of the site adjoined Wellbrook Road which ran to the Common.

The Union Workhouse had a chapel ( which still survives) and was in the parish of Farnborough, Kent

Constituent Parishes

Beckenham St George, Kent  Bromley St Peter and St Paul, Kent Bromley Holy Trinity, Kent Chelsfield, Kent Chislehurst, Kent Cudham, Kent Downe, Kent Farnborough, Kent Foots Cray, Kent Hayes, Kent Keston, Kent Knockholt, Kent North Cray, Kent Orpington, Kent Sidcup St John, Kent St Mary Cray, Kent St Paul’s Cray, Kent West Wickham, Kent

Records

SeeEngland, Kent, Workhouse Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Bromley Archives have a large collection of records for the Union Workhouse at Farnborough although there are many gaps in records. At over 1,000 items deposited in the Archive,records include minute books, letter books/Correspondence and numerous registers covering various aspects of the Poor Law Union's Work. Bromley Union's Workhouse was in Farnborough at the site of the former Farnborough Hospital, now the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent.