Document referenceBG/LE
TitleLEYBURN BOARD OF GUARDIANS' RECORDS
DescriptionLedgers 1925-1930; maps and plans for the new union workhouse in 1874-1878; grant between Thomas Topham of the Castle Hill in Middleham and the Guardians of the Poor of Leyburn Union 1887.
Date1874-1930
LevelCollection
Extent0.04 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. The 1929 Local Government Act abolished Boards of Guardians and transferred their functions to County and County Borough Councils.
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