Leek Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

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The union of Leek comprises 19 parishes or places, and contains a population of 21,307. From: 'Leek - Leicestershire', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 55-62. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51101 Date accessed: 30 March 2011. The Union Workhouse was an large, brick building half a mile from Leek,built in 1838, with room for more than 250 people.

See Also http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/staffs/leek_workhouse.htm

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

Parishes in the Union

Brown Edge, Staffordshire Butterton (near Leek), Staffordshire Endon, Staffordshire Horton, Staffordshire Leek, Staffordshire Leek St Luke, Staffordshire Longnor, Staffordshire Meerbrook, Staffordshire Norton le Moors, Staffordshire Onecote, Staffordshire Quarnford, Staffordshire Rushton, Staffordshire Sheen, Staffordshire Warslow, Staffordshire