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108 High Street, Linton

108 High Street, Victoria House (Linton Task House), Linton

History of Victoria House

Listed Building:

House. Late C17 refronted mid C19.

W M Palmer (1913) :

Linton Task House

The plain whitewashed building separated by a yard from the “Waggon and Horses” in High Street is what is left of a parish workhouse, built in 1794 at a cost of £94. A task house stood on the same spot in 1580 and perhaps earlier; there are frequent charges amongst the parish records concerning both. …. when the Union Workhouse was built this Parish Workhouse was sold to the owner of the public house. It is now used as a meeting place of the Shepherds’ Club.

1861 census Linton: Union Workhouse:

Ebenezer Hollick, 55, master of Union, b Whittlesford

Elizabeth, 52, matron, b Duxford

Elizabeth Haylock, 20, schoolmistress, b March

Charles Flack, 24, schoolmaster, b Linton;

John Frohock, porter, 49, b Little Swaffham.

The Hollicks are mentioned by William Farrington in his diary.


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