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Runcorn Poor Law Union and Workhouse

The Link to Dutton Workhouse has been reproduced with the Kind Permission of author Frances Webster. The extract is from the Diary kept by Frances ancestor when he was employed at Dutton Workhouse.
This work should not be copied or reproduced in any form without the express permission of Frances Webster.

The Runcorn Poor Law Union was declared 2 August 1836. The Workhouse was situated at Preston Brook, Dutton and later became Dutton Hospital.

Runcorn - White Directory
The Runcorn Poor Law Union is situated at Dutton. The Union comprises 37 townships, for which 42 guardians are chosen, who meet at the Board Room every alternate Thursday, of whom Sir R Brooke is the chairman. 

The Union is divided into the 4 districts of Runcorn, Daresbury, Frodham & Budworth, & comprises the following townships: Acton Grange, Alvanley Antrobus, Appleton, Aston, Aston Grange, Bartington, Budworth, Clifton, Crowley, Daresbury, Dutton, Frodsham, Frodsham Lordship, Halton, Hatton, Helsby, Keckwick, Kingsley, Kingswood, Manley, Moore, Newton by Daresbury, Newton by Frodsham, Norley, Norton, Preston on the Hill, Runcorn, Sevenoaks, Stockham, Stretton, Sutton, Thelwall, Walton Superior, Walton Inferior, Weston, Whitley Superior, Whitley Inferior.
Robert & Mary Jones are the governor & matron of the house.
White Directory - p 986/987
Submitted by Betty Longbottom

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