Wolstanton and Burslem Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

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History

The poor law union of Wolstanton and Burslem is under the care of 16 guardians, eight for Burslem and eight for Wolstanton, and contains a population of 32,669: the union workhouse is at Chall, about two miles from Burslem, and is a very capacious structure.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 445-448. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50846 Date accessed: 03 April 2011.

See also

http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/staffs/wolstanton_and_burslem_workhouse.htm

http://www.thepotteries.org/misc/Bastille.htm

http://www.thepotteries.org/local_history/011.htm

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's website: www.workhouses.org.uk and

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Wolstanton/Wolstanton.shtml

Parishes in the Union

Burslem, Staffordshire Burslem St Paul, Staffordshire Chesterton, Staffordshire Cobridge, Staffordshire Goldenhill, Staffordshire Mowcop, Staffordshire Newchapel, Staffordshire Sneyd, Staffordshire Tunstall Christ Church, Staffordshire Wolstanton, Staffordshire

Records

From 2012 the National Archive also permits online searches and record downloads for records of this Poor Law Union as a result of local volunteer efforts, see National Archives 19th Century Poor Law Union and Workhouse Records series reference MH12 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/workhouse.asp