Cheadle Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy
History[edit | edit source]
The union of Cheadle comprises of 15 places, and contains a population of 17,859.
From: A 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.
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and
Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]
Alton, Staffordshire Bradley le Moors, Staffordshire Castle Church, Staffordshire Cauldon, Staffordshire Caverswall, Staffordshire Cheadle, Staffordshire Checkley, Staffordshire Cheddleton, Staffordshire Dilhorne, Staffordshire Draycott le Moors, Staffordshire Forsbrook, Staffordshire Freehay, Staffordshire Ipstones, Staffordshire Kingsley, Staffordshire Oakamoor, Staffordshire Upper Tean, Staffordshire
Later addtions Denstone All Saints, Staffordshire