Dursley Poor Law Union

A workhouse was erected for the union of Dursley, by the poor-law commissioners, capable of accommodating 280 persons.

The Dursley poor-law union comprehends 11 parishes, embracing an area of 36 square miles; with a population returned, in 1831, at 19,518. The average annual expenditure on the poor of this district, during the three years preceding the formation of the union, was £10,931. Expenditure, in 1838, £7,250. in 1839, £7,631 1s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Places within Dursley Union

  • Cam, Gloucestershire
  • Coaley, Gloucestershire
  • Dursley, Gloucestershire
  • Kingswood (near Hawkesbury), Gloucestershire
  • North Nibley, Gloucestershire
  • Nympsfield, Gloucestershire
  • Owlpen, Gloucestershire
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
  • Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire
  • Uley, Gloucestershire
  • Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire