Document referenceBG/PI
DescriptionMinutes 1837-1930; draft union minute book 1852-1867; committee minute books including those of the assessment committee 1885-1917, boarding out committee 1911-1916 and the school attendance committee 1896-1903; letter book 1837-1845; ledgers 1837-1930; treasurer's accounts 1927-1930; admission and discharge books 1837-1949; registers of births 1843-1931, deaths 1837-1931, creed 1900-1949, infants and persons receiving infants 1903-1920, lunatics in the workhouse 1897-1921; out relief payments book 1877; receipt book for parish contributions 1843; registers of vaccinations 1853-1928.
Extent0.63 cubic metres
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyUnder the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 groups of parishes were amalgamated into "unions" to provide for the relief of the poor. They were administered by elected Boards of Guardians. Outdoor relief was almost entirely abolished and those unable to support themselves were taken into workhouses. They 1929 Local Government Act abolished Boards of Guardians and transferred their functions to County and County Borough Councils.
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CopiesParts of this collection have been microfilmed [MIC 1769, 1774, 1785, 1786, 1787, 1789, 1810, 1833, 3244, 3245, 3246].
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