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Stratford-upon-Avon Poor Law Union


Records of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poor Law Union comprising Guardians' minutes, Assessment committee minutes, one collectors' receipt and payment book, with printed copy of bye-laws

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  • Date

    May 1836 - September 1922

  • Extent

    33 items

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Related material

DR 302; DR 324

Custodial History

Deposited by the Guardians Committee, Warwickshire County Council, 14 April 1948, but kept with the Corporation records until 18 October 1971

Admin History

Under the terms of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the new Unions of Parishes were obliged to build workhouses, that for Stratford being opened in 1836 on a site in Arden Street which subsequently formed part of the Hospital. In 1929 its administration was transferred to the Public Assistance Committee of Warwickshire County Council