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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