RepositoryCheshire Record Office
LevelCollection (Fonds)
TitleMacclesfield Poor Law Union, including workhouse records
Date19th century-20th century
DescriptionMiscellaneous committee minutes 1880-1922, papers conceming erection of workhouse etc 1836-1904; workhouse records (Macclesfield Workhouse, from 1940 West Park Hospital): registers of births, baptisms and deaths 1848-1949, inmates 1849-1940, admission and discharge 1863-1940, children's admission and discharge 1913-33, military patients' admission and discharge 1914-25, creeds 1885-1933; workhouse dietaries 1871-1939, typescript history of workhouse c.1888
Administrative HistoryMacclesfield Poor-Law Union was formed on 26 September 1836, and included the following parishes and townships: Adlington, Alderley Edge (from 1894), Birtles, Bollington [nr. Macclesfied], Bosley, Butley, Capesthorne, Chelford, Chorley [nr. Wilmslow], Eaton [nr. Congleton], Fallibroome, Gawsworth, Great Warford, Henbury cum Pexall, Hurdsfield, Kerridge (1894-1900), Kettleshulme, Lower Withington, Lyme Handley, Macclesfield, Macclesfield Forest, Marton [nr. Congleton], Mottram St. Andrew, Nether Alderley, Newton [nr. Prestbury], North Rode, Old Withington, Over Alderley, Pott Shrigley, Poynton (until 1881), Poynton with Worth (from 1881), Prestbury, Rainow, Siddington, Snelson, Sutton [nr. Macclesfield], Taxal, Tytherington, Upton [nr. Macclesfield], Wildboarclough, Wincle, Woodford, Worth (until 1881), and Yeardsley cum Whaley.

The Union Workhouse was opened in 1845 at Prestbury Road, Macclesfield. After 1930 it was known as West Park Hospital, or the West Park Branch of Macclesfield District General Hpsital (see also NHM 1). It closed in 1994.
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