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Forfar Paupers 188127-12-2016

On 28 June 1861 the Corporation of Forfar opened the first Poor Law institution for the district on Abroath Road in Forfar. The austere new building housed 85 inmates and was extended four years later. An infirmary was built on the other side of Arbroath Road to accommodate the chronically sick and the worst of the mental defectives and lunatics.

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Forfar Paupers 1881