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Bromyard Workhouse Database, 1840

Title details

SN: 3040
Title: Bromyard Workhouse Database, 1840
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3040-1
Depositor: Crompton, F., Worcester College of Higher Education
Principal investigator(s): Crompton, F., Worcester College of Higher Education


The citation for this study is:

Crompton, F. (1995). Bromyard Workhouse Database, 1840. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 3040,

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Subject Categories

Charities, voluntary organisations and voluntary work - Social welfare policy and systems
Ecclesiastical and religious history - History
Economic history - History
Local history - History
Social history - History


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The aim of this dataset is to investigate the time spent in a workhouse by inmates.
Main Topics:
Poor law.
Workhouse admissions and discharges; date admitted; date discharged; length of time spent in workhouse.
Inmate name; age; parish responsible for pauper; occupation; illegitimacy; marital status; able bodied or disabled; financial support from a charity; reason for entering workhouse; cleanliness; religion; person responsible for admitting or discharging pauper (board of guardians, overseers of the poor, relieving officer, master); date of entry in register; pauper classification; behaviour whilst in workhouse; other information.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1840
Country: England
Geography: Bromyard
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Inmates of institutions
Paupers in Bromyard workhouse in 1840.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: 300 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Admissions and discharge registers from Hereford Record Office.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 16 February 1995
Copyright: Copyright F. Crompton
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3040_Information.htm 14
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