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There was a small workhouse in Kington according to a report in 1771, but a later bigger workhouse was built in 1837. The building became a nursing home in 1962 and now, much altered, it is used as offices for a housing association.

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see For general conditions in workhouses please see Hereford or Ledbury Union Workhouses.

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Kington Union Workhouse Staff and inmates 1841 census

William Kingham 60 Master
Susan Kingham 40 Wife and Matron
Susan Kingham 5 Daughter
Thomas Scandsell (?) 30 Porter
     
Lewis Smith 60  
Stephen Thomas 20  
Richard Watkins 35  
William Evans 20  
Edward Lloyd 45  
Edward Davies 25  
Samuel Davies 20  
Phil Gummer 40  
Phil Taylor 70  
Richard East 75  
Sam Dugan 20  
Mary Stephens 20  
Elizabeth Gwilliam 35  
Susan Kedward 45  
Susan Bowstock 35  
Martha Davies 45  
Elizabeth Roberts 45  
Sarah Lewis 60  
Thomas Lewis 15  
William Lewis 10  
? Jones 10  
Josh Jones 15  
Josh Davies 10  
? Davies 15  
Mary Eupham (?)    
Ann Davies 10  
Mary Davies 10  
Hannah Kidman 7  
Mary Price 8  
Jane Vaughan 7  
Eliza Davies 6  
Sarah Davies 5  
Jane Davies 2  
Ellen Gwillam 18 months  
Jane Bowstock (Browstock?) 8 months  
Thomas Bowstock 5  
Elizabeth Roberts 6  
Mary Roberts 16 months  
Stephen Price 9  
? Dugan 7  
Thomas Turner 7  
George Gittus 8  
George Evans 6  
Edward Evans 4  
? Thornton 6  
William Birch 3  
? Powell 3  
? Roberts 6  

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