The Board of Guardians meet alternate Fridays at the workhouse at 11am. The population in 1891 was 12,005, area 40,051 acres and rateable value in 1900 £91,830.
The Union comprises the following parishes;
Ightfield, Whitchurch Rural, Whitchurch Urban, Agden, Bickley, Bradley, Chidlow, Chorlton, Cuddington, Duckington, Edge, Hampton, Larkton, Macefen, Malpas, Marbury with Quoisley, Newton-juxta-Malpas, Norbury, Oldcastle, Overton, Stockton, Tushingham with Grindley, Threapwood, Wichaugh, Wigland, Wirswall, Iscoyd.
|Union Officers 1900|
|Chairman of the Board of Guardians||Robert Peel-Ethelston|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||George Richardson|
|Treasurer||James E. Bacon|
|Relieving and School Inquiry Officer||Thomas Taylor Chubb|
|Superintendent Registrar||Robert Barrow Jones|
The workhouse, a structure of brick, erected in the year 1791 and enlarged in 1853, at a total cost of £10,000, and it will hold 150 inmates. The Chapel was erected in 1881 at a cost of £639,
|Workhouse Staff 1900|
|Arthur M. Watkins||Medical Officer|
|Rev. James Lewthwaite Vincent||Chaplain|
|Ernest R. Pike||Workhouse Master|
|Mrs Pike||Workhouse Matron|
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