The average annual poor-rate expenditure for the period 1833-5 had been £8,801 or 15s.10d. A Union workhouse was built in 1836 at a site to the south of Thrapston.
The architect was William J Donthorn who was responsible for the design of many workhouses in the east of England including those at Ely and Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, and Oakham and Uppingham in Rutland.
Over the coming years no doubt more camps will be added to this list as they are discovered, but many will remain forgotten forever, the last traces of their Nazi occupants long lost.Although there is a numeric sequence of 1,026 Po W Camps, there is no indication that this total was ever fully utilised.Substantial gaps exist in the sequence that are common to all sources consulted.Where to leave from: Liverpool Street or Fenchurch Street station Duration of journey: 35 minutes to Leigh-on-Sea (For Hadleigh park, stop at Benfleet station) Cost of return ticket: From £12 For more information click here.[Up to 1834] [After 1834] [Staff] [Inmates] [Records] [Bibliography] [Links] A parliamentary report of 1777 recorded parish workhouses in operation at Brigstock (for up to 30 inmates), Denford (12), Raunds (36), and Thrapston (16).
The Thrapston Poor Law Union formally came into being on 30th November 1835.