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Offline ang1985

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Lingwood Poor Law Institution
« on: Sunday 13 May 18 22:23 BST (UK) »
I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about the Lingwood Poor Law Institution? I have just found my great great grandfather Abraham Burgess there on the 1939 register as a patient. Is this and Blofield Workhouse one and the same as when I search for the institution, Blofield Workhouse keeps popping up.
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BARGAS  Berkshire & Oxfordshire |variant of Barguss
BARGUS Berkshire  & Oxfordshire |variant of Barguss
BARGUSS | Berkshire & Oxfordshire
BOWMAN England | Wiltshire
BULLOCK England | Norfolk | Banningham
BURGESS England | Norfolk | Reedham
DOUGHTY England | Norfolk | North Walsham
WRIGHT (England | Norfolk | North Walsham
HUDSON (England | Norfolk | Banningham/Swanton
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OLLEY England | Norfolk | Skeyton and Banningham 
PAGE England | Cambridge | Edgefield, Norfolk

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Re: Lingwood Poor Law Institution
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 May 18 08:51 BST (UK) »
Blofield Poor Law Union consisted of 32 parishes; one of which was Lingwood.

The new workhouse was built 1837 at Lingwood to a design by John Brown the Norfolk county surveyor.

After 1930, the workhouse became a Public Assistance Institution known as Homelea, housing the elderly, chronic sick, single mothers, children etc.

See: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Blofield/

A photo on that site describes the buildings as Lingwood Infirmary.
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