Powys County Archives Office

Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union Records

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

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Title: Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union Records

Short title: Montgomery and Pool Poor Law Union records

Dates of creation: 1795-1825

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (2 items)

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


Administrative and 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.


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


Language/script: 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.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited 1990


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


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 description: May 2005



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