Coleford aka Newland Workhouse (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Sunday, June 30, 2019, 18:43 (19 days ago) @ shepway

Thanks Mike, suspect was part of the Workhouse building, but of course not sure. The workhouse dates from c1786.

Apparently the Newland Parish Workhouse was sited in the parish's main town Coleford on the corner of St John and Bank streets), see
https://www.colefordtown.net/coleford/tracing-roots-in-the-forest/

The FoD LH Society newsletter states;

All parishes worked independently of each other and a town could be made up of several parishes, Knatchbull’s General Workhouse Act of 1723 gave parishes the right to erect workhouses, the Forest of Dean parishes of Ruardean, Mitcheldean, English Bicknor, Awre, Littledean, Westbury-on-Severn, Newland and Newnham either erected workhouses or utilised other dwellings. In 1814 the Newland parish workhouse in Coleford, established in about 1786, advertised for a Matron to ‘...undertake the Management of this House, where there are upon average about forty paupers...’
https://www.forestofdeanhistory.org.uk/assets/PDF/Newsletters/JUL-2013-NEWSLETTER-for-d...

This was also discussed on this prior forum post, http://forum.forest-of-dean.net/index.php?id=35206


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