Cheadle Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The union of Cheadle comprises of 15 places, and contains a population of 17,859.

From:  Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 558-562. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50868 Date accessed: 11 April 2011.

Cheadle Union was formed following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 and comprised the 15 parishes etc.  of Alton, Bradley, Cheadle, Cauldon, Caverswell, Checkley, Cheddleton, Consall, Cotton, Denstone, Dilhorne, Draycott, Farley, Ipstones, and Kinsley, extending over an area of 86 square miles and containing 18,190 inhabitants in 1851.
The workhouse was built for the parish in 1775 and enlarged for the union in 1836, with room for about 150 paupers.
Most of the surviving records are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.

See also

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-274901-old-workhouse-cheadle

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

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Cheadle/


Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Alton, Staffordshire Genealogy Bradley le Moors, Staffordshire Genealogy Castle Church, Staffordshire Genealogy Cauldon, Staffordshire Genealogy Caverswall, Staffordshire Genealogy Cheadle, Staffordshire Genealogy Checkley, Staffordshire Genealogy Cheddleton, Staffordshire Genealogy Dilhorne, Staffordshire Genealogy Draycott le Moors, Staffordshire Genealogy Forsbrook, Staffordshire Genealogy Freehay, Staffordshire Genealogy Ipstones, Staffordshire Genealogy Kingsley, Staffordshire Genealogy Oakamoor, Staffordshire Genealogy Upper Tean, Staffordshire Genealogy

Later addtions Denstone All Saints, Staffordshire Genealogy