RepositoryCheshire Record Office
LevelCollection (Fonds)
TitleRuncorn Poor Law Union
Date19th century-20th century
Description(see also Dutton Hospital) Vaccination officer's proceedings 1915-48 and vaccination registers 1871-1948
Administrative HistoryRuncorn Poor-Law Union was formed on 26 August 1836, and included the following parishes and townships: Acton Grange, Alvanley, Antrobus, Appleton, Aston by Sutton, Aston Grange, Bartington, Clifton, Crowley, Daresbury, Dutton, Frodsham, Frodsham Lordship, Grappenhall (except 1845-1895), Great Budworth, Halton, Hatton [nr. Daresbury], Helsby, Higher Whitley, Keckwick, Kingsley, Kingswood, Latchford (until 1845), Latchford Without (from 1895), Lower Whitley, Manley, Moore, Newton by Daresbury, Newton by Frodsham, Norley, Norton, Preston on the Hill, Runcorn, Seven Oaks, Stockham, Stockton Heath (from 1897), Stretton [nr. Warrington], Sutton [nr. Runcorn], Thelwall (except 1845-1895), Walton Inferior, Walton Superior, and Weston [nr. Runcorn].

The Union Workhouse was opened in 1857 at Dutton. After 1930 it was known as the Runcorn Institution, and later Dutton Hospital (see also NHH 1). It closed in 1966.
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