Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, Poor Law Union

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Parishes

The constituent parishes were:
Ashton under Lyne (all parishes) Ashton under Lyne St Michael, Lancashire , Ashton under Lyne Christ Church, Lancashire  ,Ashton under Lyne St Peter, Lancashire ,Denton, LancashireDroylsden, Lancashire,  Haughton .

Cheshire:  Dukinfield, Cheshire, Godley , Hattersley , Hollingworth,  Matley ,  Mottram in Longendale, Cheshire,   Newton in Mottram, Cheshire, Stayley  ,  Tintwistle, Cheshire.

Later Additions (all from 1894): Alt ,  Audenshaw, Lancashire ,   Bardsley, Lancashire, Crossbank , Hartshead , Hurst  ,  Leesfield, Lancashire , Little Moss , Mossley,  Stalybridge, Cheshire, Waterloo , Woodhouses.

Workhouse records

Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre, Central Library, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SG. The union's records were pulped during the Second World War with the exception of the Union Constitution (1837) and Guardians' Minutes (1837-1930).

Overseers of the poor accounts, including bastardy, pensioner payments, etc., 1745-1813 Ashton-under-Lyne (Lancashire : Borough) Microfilm of original records at the Astley Cheetham Public Library in Stayleybridge, Cheshire.
Contents: item 6. Overseers records, 1745-1760 -- item 7. Overseers records, 1805-1813.

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Overseers of the poor accounts, including bastardy, pensioner payments, etc., 1745-1813 FHL BRITISH Film
1648193 Items 6-7

Accounts of the overseers of the poor and churchwardens, 1640-1689 Church of England. St. Michael's Church (Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire)

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Accounts of the overseers of the poor and churchwardens, 1640-1689 FHL BRITISH Film
1648193 Item 2


Websites

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?AshtonUnderLyne/AshtonUnderLyne.shtml