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Reference No / Rhif CyfeirnodM/G/A
Title / TeitlMontgomery and Pool Poor Law Union Records
Description / DisgrifiadRecords of Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union records, 1795-1825, including minute book, 1818-1825.
Date / Dyddiad1795-1825
Admin History / Hanes GweinyddolMontgomery 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.
Related Material / Deunydd PerthynolRecords of Forden Union are Powys County Archives Service, M/G/F
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