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Madeley Union

The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Friday at the Union, Ironbridge, at 10am. The population of the Union in 1891 was 23,114, the area 27,964 acres and the rateable value in 1900 79,472.

Madeley Union consists of the following 12 parishes;
Madeley, Little Wenlock, Buildwas, Dawley Magna, Stirchley, Broseley, Benthall, Posenhall, Barrow, Linley, Willey and Much Wenlock.

Union Officers 1900
Chairman of the Board of Guardians J.A. Anstice
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Alfred Henry Thorn
Treasurer E. M. Webster
Relieving and Vaccination Officer for the Union Jas. Clement Mole - Madeley District
William Edge - Broseley District
Superintendent Registrar Alfred Henry Thorn

The Workhouse, Ironbridge, a Gothic building, erected in 1875, at a cost of 12,000 to hold 220 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1900
Chaplain Rev. Isaac Hawker
Medical Officer Henry Stubbs M.R.C.S.Eng.
Workhouse Master George Watson
Workhouse Matron  Mrs Mary A. Watson


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