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Madron Parish Records

Penzance Union Workhouse
Baptisms 1756-1760
Baptisms 1761-1770
Baptisms 1771-1780
Baptisms 1781-1790
Baptisms 1791-1800
Baptisms 1801-1810
Baptisms 1811-1812
Baptisms 1813-1820
Baptisms 1821-1830
Baptisms 1831-1840
Baptisms 1841-1850
Baptisms 1851-1860
Baptisms 1861-1870
Baptisms 1871-1880
Baptisms 1881-1890
Baptisms 1891-1900
Burials 1813-1830
Burials 1831-1845
Burials 1846-1860
Burials 1861-1880
Burials 1881-1902
Marriages 1756-1757
Marriages 1863-1865
Marriages 1866-1869
Marriages 1870-1879
Marriages 1880-1889
Marriages 1890-1903
Hearth Tax
Protestation Oath
Penzance Union Workhouse
Penzance Union Workhouse Baptisms 1840-1849
Workhouse Baptisms 1850-1859
Workhouse Baptisms 1860-1869
Workhouse Baptisms 1870-1879
Workhouse Baptisms 1880-1889
Workhouse Baptisms 1890-1900
Penzance Union Workhouse Burials 1839-1850
Workhouse Burials from St Marys Penzance Records 1839-1850
Workhouse Burials 1851-1865
Workhouse Burials from St Marys Penzance Records 1851-1865
Workhouse Burials 1866-1885
Workhouse Burials from St Marys Penzance Records 1866-1875
Workhouse Burials from St Marys Penzance Records 1876-1885
Workhouse Burials 1886-1902
Workhouse Burials from St Marys Penzance Records 1886-1900
Vicars of Madron with Morvah
Local Antiquities
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The Penzance Union was formed in June 1837.

The workhouse was built at Mount View in Madron in 1838.

A Board of Guardians saw to the operation of the workhouse and these guardians were elected

from the twenty parishes that made up the Union.

The Union comprised of the following parishes: Gulval, Ludgvan, Madron, Marazion, Morvah, Paul,

Penzance, Perranuthnoe, St Buryan, St Erth, St Hilary, St Ives, St Just, St Levan, St Michaels Mount,

Sancreed, Sennen, Uny Lelant, Towednack and Zennor.

The number of guardians elected by the parish was dependent upon the size of their

parish so Penzance elected six, St Ives, Paul and St Just elected four, and the

remaining parishes accordingly to make a total of 44 guardians.

Ordnance survey map 1906 showing Union at Madron
Courtesy of Cornwall Study Centre Redruth

Newspapers gave an idea what was used in Union
Courtesy of Morrab Library Penzance

The workhouse was closed down when the National Health Service was introduced in 1948.

Accommodation block circa 1960
Photograph courtesy of Morrab Library Penzance

The entrance block is now a private house.

The accomodation block was demolished in the 1960s

and the infirmary at rear is used by the Madron Meat Company.