RepositoryCheshire Record Office
LevelCollection (Fonds)
TitleCongleton Poor Law Union, including workhouse records
Date19th century-20th century
DescriptionBoard minutes 1837-1930, poor relief committee minutes 1895-1917; workhouse records (Arclid Poor Law Institution): registers of births, baptisms and deaths 1837-1963, inmates c. 1901-56, creeds 1901-48, admission and discharge 1934-54, inventories 1901-50, visitors' reports 1935-60; general and parochial ledgers 1850-1923, vaccination officer's report books 1922-43; statements of account 1892-1929.
Administrative HistoryCongleton Poor-Law Union was formed on 13 January 1837, and included the following parishes and townships: Alsager, Arclid, Betchton, Biddulph [Staffordshire] (until 1893), Blackden, Bradwall, Brereton cum Smethwick, Buglawton, Church Hulme, Church Lawton, Cotton, Cranage, Davenport, Elton [nr. Sandbach], Goostrey cum Barnshaw (from 1867), Hassall, Hulme Walfield, Kermincham, Leese, Moreton cum Alcumlow, Moston [nr. Sandbach], Newbold Astbury, Odd Rode, Radnor (until 1895), Sandbach, Smallwood, Somerford, Somerford Booths, Swettenham, Tetton, Twemlow, and Wheelock.

The Union Workhouse was opened in 1845 at Arclid, near Sandbach. After 1930 it was known as Arclid Hospital (see also NHCs 10). The hospital closed in November 1993, and the buildings were demolished in 1995.
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