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Powys County Archives Office
Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/G/A

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union Records

Short Title: Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union records

Creation date(s): 1795-1825

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (2 items)

Name of creator(s): Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Montgomery and Pool, together with 13 other parishes, were incorporated under a local Act of Parliament in 1782. This allowed them to combine their poor relief administration and to set up a workhouse. In 1795, a workhouse was built to the south-west of Forden. The union covered the parishes of Berriew, Buttington, Church Stoke, Cletterwood, Hope, Leighton, Llandyssil, Llanmerewig, Montgomery, Trelystan, Lower Pool, Middle Pool and Upper Pool in Montgomeryshire and Aston, Brompton, Castlewright, Chirbury and Worthen in Shropshire. Because of its local Act status, the Montgomery and Pool Incorporation was exempt from most of the provisions of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, and continued in operation until 1870. It was replaced by the Forden Poor Law Union.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union records, 1795-1825, including minute book, 1818-1825.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Minute book; Officers' report book

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited 1990

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Records of Forden Union are Powys County Archives Service, M/G/F

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Forden Poor Law Union, catalogue; The History of Poor Law website (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~peter/workhouse/unions.html), viewed 5 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union | Archives
Poor laws | England | Shropshire | Administration
Poor laws | Wales | Powys | Administration

Personal names

Corporate names
Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union

Places
Montgomeryshire (Wales)
Powys (Wales)
Shropshire (England)

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