Archive for the ‘Poor Law’ Category

The site of the workhouse on Sandford Street, as shown on Snape’s map of 1781. (Lichfield Record Office)


Part I dealt with the background to the poor-law both nationally and in Lichfield, as well as a little about James Wickins himself. This part will look at what Wickins actually proposed in 1775, and how that fitted into existing or influenced future practice within Lichfield… https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/other-places/1775-james-wickins-and-the-lichfield-poor-part-ii/

Site of the Sandford St Workhouse, Lichfield.

I was rooting around in the loft the other day when I came across an old assignment that I wrote on the old poor-law in Lichfield, which took as its source a pamphlet written in 1775, which outlined the vision of a Mr. James Wickins on how the task could be more efficiently and economically undertaken within the city…https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/other-places/1775-james-wickens-and-the-lichfield-poor-part-i/