The average annual poor-rate expenditure for the period 1833-35 had been £7,430 or 5s.10d. In 1837, the hosiery trade suffered a slump resulting in about 300 men being unemployed and destitute.The new Mansfield Union workhouse was not yet ready so the Board of Guardians applied to the Poor Law Commissioners for permission to distribute out-relief.The persona of Jayne Mansfield began to take shape when she was better known as Vera Jayne Palmer, the daughter of an attorney and teacher.
True is that both of them were major sex symbols during fifties and sixties.
The district of Mansfield is a largely urban area situated in the north west of Nottinghamshire populated by 99,600 residents, the vast majority of whom live in Mansfield (including Mansfield Woodhouse), with Market Warsop a secondary centre, and the remainder in the rural north of the district.
Adjacent to the urban area of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Mansfield is the only major sub-regional centre in Nottinghamshire covering an area of 30 square miles (78 sq km).
After 1837, the site was turned into small cottages and named Meadow Square. The old Mansfield parish workhouse on Nottingham Road. The Mansfield Poor Law Union formally came into being on 29th June 1836.
Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 22 in number, representing its 17 constituent parishes as listed below (figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one): County of Nottingham: Blidworth, Hucknall under Hathwaite, Mansfield (5), Mansfield Woodhouse, Skegby, Sokeholme, Sutton in Ashfield (2), Tevershall, Warsop.
Later additions: Fulwood (from 1861), Haywood Oaks (from 1861), Lindhurst (from 1861).