St Germans Poor Law Union

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St Germans Poor Law Union

St Germans Poor Law Union was officially formed on 14th January 1837

The union comprised the following Parishes:

 Antony, Cornwall Botus Fleming, Cornwall Hessenford, Cornwall Landrake with St Erneysee Landrake, Cornwall  Landulph, Cornwall   Maker, Cornwall  Millbrook ,Cornwall  Pillaton, Cornwall  Quethiock, Cornwall   Rame, Cornwall    Saltash, Cornwall  Sheviock, Cornwall  St Germans, Cornwall St John, Cornwall  St Mellion, Cornwall  St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall  Tideford, Cornwall

Subsequent additions took place:

1896 Torpoint, Cornwall 1904  Millbrook ,Cornwall


Surviving records include: Guardians' minute books (1837-39, 1891-5, 1911-30); Ledgers (1856-60, 1909-17, 1920-26); Union cases book (1837-61).


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