The original 18th century Poor House of St. Mary's Pembroke fell into
disrepair and it was decided at a Vestry Meeting on 6 July 1820 to borrow
£300 (300 pounds sterling) for the building of a new Poor House and cottages.
The sum was to be raised later by increasing the Poor Rate. Building
started in 1821. The completed accommodation consisted of 24 numbered rooms
or dwellings including the Vestry Room and two Front Houses. These were
built as 12 cottages on either side of a narrow lane or passageway called
Long Entry leading south off Westgate Hill near the castle.
Their use as housing for the poor was not discontinued when the Union
Workhouse was completed at The Green in 1839. In 1841 they were known as
Church Terrace but this name fell into disuse. In 1841 and 1851 census they
were largely occupied by paupers. Quite when they ceased to be dwellings I
do not know but you already have another reply stating that they were pulled
down in the 1950's.
Occupants of all 24 Long Entry dwellings in 1851 - quite a task - they have
to be looked at on fiche on a reader, transcribed on to paper and then keyed
on to the computer but if you can give me time I will endeavour to do it.
Pleae don't anyone else for me to transcribe whole streets of people in the
hope of finding other relatives - it is just asking too much of volunteers
who have their own researches to do and lives to lead.
Thought you might like to tuck away for possible future reference the
following mention of a LOGIN in "Pembroke People" by Richard Rose
John Login husband of Ann (-) of Monkton
A John Login died 1.1.1832 aged 79 and Ann Login died 17.5.1827 aged 66.
Monumental Inscription, Monkton. Ann Lodgin (sic) of Monkton received a gift
of £2 (2 pounds sterling) under the will of Susannah Drinkwater, wife of
Thomas Drinkwater, Shopkeeper, who died in 1824.
Bye for now