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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Pembroke Poor Law Union, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 SPU/PE

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Pembroke Poor Law Union Records

Short Title: Pembroke Poor Law Union, records

Creation date(s): 1837-1989 (mainly 1837-1947)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Pembroke Poor Law Union


Administrative/Biographical history: Pembroke Poor Law Union was formed in 1837 under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians representing its 29 constituent parishes in Pembrokeshire. The Union built a workshouse in 1839, north of Pembroke. After the Local Government Act 1929, the Union was abolished and its duties transferred to the Public Assistance Committee of Pembrokeshire County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Pembroke Poor Law Union, Pembrokeshire, 1837-1989, minute books, 1839-1948; letter books, 1837-1852; register of children boarded out, 1935-1947; financial records, 1925-1940; plan and drawing of workhouse, 1837; and miscellaneous papers, 1837-1989.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; letter books; register of children boarded out; financial records; plan and drawing of workhouse; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The miscellaneous records were kept under the County Council records until 1979, CC/C/200.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Modern Records and Pembrokeshire County Architect between 1965-1982.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some records post-date the existence of the Pembroke Poor Law Union.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Pembroke Poor Law Union, catalogue; Oxford University website (, viewed 13 May 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

Pembroke Poor Law Union | Archives
Poor laws | Wales | Pembroke
Public welfare | Wales | Pembrokeshire

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Pembroke Poor Law Union

Pembroke (Wales : town)

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