Wisbech Poor Law Union

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A parish workhouse existed at Wisbech (or Wisbeach) from 1720 Wisbech Poor Law Union was formally created on 23rd May 1836 Not long after its initial formation, the union was joined by the Cambridgeshire parishes of Outwell and Upwell, and the Norfolk parishes of Clenchwarton, Outwell, Terrington St Clement's, Terrington St John, Tilney All Saints, Tilney-cum-Islington, Tilney St Lawrence, and Upwell

Parishes in the Union

Central Wingland, Norfolk Clenchwarton, Norfolk Elm, Cambridgeshire Emneth, Norfolk Islington, Norfolk Leverington, Cambridgeshire Newton in the Isle, Cambridgeshire Outwell, Norfolk Outwell, Cambridgeshire Parson Drove, Cambridgeshire Terrington St Clement, Norfolk Terrington St John, Norfolk Tilney All Saints, Norfolk Tilney St Lawrence, Norfolk Tydd St Giles, Cambridgeshire Upwell, Norfolk Upwell, Cambridgeshire Walpole St Andrew, Norfolk Walpole St Peter, Norfolk Walsoken, Norfolk West Walton, Norfolk Wisbech St Augustine, Cambridgeshire Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire Wisbech St Peter and St Paul, Cambridgeshire


  • Cambridgeshire Archives and Libraries, Box RES 1009, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP. Holdings include: Births (1914-42); Deaths (1914-54); Guardians' minutes (1859-1930 with gaps); etc.