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Boston
Bourne
Caistor
Gainsborough
Brigg
Grantham
Grimsby
Holbeach
Horncastle
Lincoln
Louth Workhouse
Sleaford
Spalding
Spilsby
Stamford

Lincolnshire Workhouses

The Poor Law Unions classified as being within Lincolnshire include Boston, Bourne, Caistor, Gainsborough, Glanford Brigg, Grantham, Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Sleaford, Spalding, Spilsby and Stamford

From Census Statistical Volume 1901
County of Lincoln in PP 1902 Cd 1,304
Statistics submitted by Alan Longbottom

Summary of Results.
Workhouses.
Pauper inmates of Workhouse establishments in the Registration County number 1,896 persons of all ages, 1,224 Males and 672 Females. 
These represent approximately 0.38% of the general population.
At advanced ages the proportion is far higher; at 55 years and upwards the % is 1.6% and at 65 years and upwards is 2.6%.

Prisons
Prisoners in the Local and Convict Prisons in the Registration County number 156. 148 Males and 8 Females.

The Blind, Deaf and Dumb
The number of persons returned as Blind is 397, and of these 18 suffer from some other Infirmity also.

Deaf and Dumb persons including 31 returned simply as Dumb, number 188, and of these 5 suffer from some other Infirmity also.

Lunatics
Lunatics number 945, and the Imbecile and Feeble-minded 811, including 8 otherwise afflicted. The total of these classes is 
1,756 as against 1,271 in 1891. However note the changes in the description of these classes in 1901.

It may be noted that, of the 1,756 persons returned as mentally deranged, 1,119 were the inmates of institutions, including 951 in 
Public and Private Lunatic Asylums, 168 in Workhouses. The remaining 637 were residing with relatives or in unlicensed houses.

Of the 168 mentally deranged persons enumerated in Workhouses, 7 were returned as a Lunatic and 161 as Imbecile, or Feeble-minded; and of the 637 not enumerated in Institutions, 8 were returned as Lunatics and 629 as Imbecile or Feeble-minded.

Twenty Second Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor
From PP 1867/68 Vol XXXI pp 1-301
Submitted by Alan Longbottom

p 255 J - Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867
With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of 
insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates
LINCOLN MALE FEMALE TOTAL
Boston 1 8 9
Caistor 1 12 13
Holbeach 2 10 12
Horncastle 3 9 12
Louth 4 5 9
Spalding 6 7 13
Spilsby 4 3 7


Records
Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street, Lincoln, LN2 5AB.
e-mail:
lincolnshire.archive@lincolnshire.gov.uk
The Grimsby records are at the North Lincolnshire Archives in Grimsby.


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