Altrincham (renamed Bucklow) Poor Law Union, Cheshire Genealogy
History[edit | edit source]
Early town workhouses are known to have existed at
In 1755 land given by the Earl of Warrington provided the site of the first Altrincham workhouse
In 1777 workhouses operated at
Altrincham (capacity 50)
Nether Knutsford (20)
Constituent Parishes[edit | edit source]
Agden , Altrincham, Cheshire, Ashley, Ashton-upon-Mersey, St Martin, Cheshire, Aston-by-Budworth, Baguley, Cheshire, Bollen Fee , Bollington, Bowdon, Cheshire, Boxton, Carrington, Cheshire, Dunham-Massey, Etchely, Fulshaw, Hale, Handforth-cum-Basden, High High Legh, Cheshire, Knutsford, Cheshire , Lymm, Cheshire, Marthall, Cheshire with Little Warford, Mere, Millington see Rostherne, Cheshire, Mobberley, Cheshire , Nether Knutsford , Northen [Northenden] Northenden, Cheshire , Over Knutsford, Ollerton, Partington, Peovey Inferior or Lower Peover, Cheshire, Peovey Superior or Over Peover, Cheshire, Pickmere, Plumley, Pownall Fee , Ringway, Cheshire Rosthern[e] Rostherne, Cheshire, Sale see Ashton-upon-Mersey, St Martin, Cheshire, Tabley Inferior, Tabley Superior, Tatton see Rostherne, Cheshire, Timperley, Toft, Warburton, Cheshire, Wilmslow, Cheshire.
Records[edit | edit source]
Indoor labour account book (account of materials used), 1837-1838 (Altrincham Workhouse) Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester
Cheshire Record Office: LBA 5
Indoor labour account book (account of materials used), 1837-1838 (Altrincham Workhouse) FHL BRITISH Film 1594570 Item 5
Cheshire Record Office
Tel: 01244 602574
• Holdings include Guardians' minutes (1844-48, 1865-74, 1877-86, 1888-1928); Indexed register of inmates (1908-40); Deaths (1898-1940); Register of orphans boarded-out (1869-1923); etc.
Altrincham, Cheshire, Register of deaths at Bucklow Workhouse, 1891-1940
Parishes included at the workhouse are Knutsford, Altrincham, Sale, High Legh, Lymm, Ashton-on-Mersey, and Over Peover.
Film Items: Microfilm 2299165 Items 1 - 4 Deaths, 1891-1940.
Register of deaths at Bucklow Workhouse, 1891-1940 Cheshire Record Office call no.: LGB 27/1.Parishes included at the workhouse are Knutsford, Altrincham, Sale, High Legh, Lymm, Ashton-on-Mersey, and Over Peover.Microfilm of original filmed at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.
England, Cheshire workhouse records are available online in FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search)
Deaths, 1891-1940. FHL BRITISH Film 2299165 Items 1 - 4
Websites[edit | edit source]
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Altrincham/Altrincham.shtml