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Stoke-upon-Trent Union

Board day, every alternate Wednesday at the Union offices, High Street, at 10am.
Stoke-upon-Trent Union comprises the following parishes:

The population in 1891 was 121,459; area 12,785; rateable value in 1895 430,251.

Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee, Charles Daniel, High Street, Stoke. (also Superintendent Registrar and Clerk to the Stoke Upon Trent Rural District Council).

Relieving Officers:
Fenton District - J. H. Rogers, Raglan Street, Fenton.
Hanley District - George Butler, Charles Street, Hanley.
Longton District - E. C. Hackett, Longton.
Stoke District - F. T. Harvey, High Street, Stoke.

The Workhouse, close to Newcastle and erected in 1833, at a cost of 3,000, has spacious schools attached and was subsequently enlarged at a further cost of about 7,000. It is now capable of receiving about 1,000 inmates. A Hospital was erected in 1887 with 150 beds and in 1884 a new hospital was built at a total cost of 15,000 and has 176 beds.
Rev. Jn Wills Brown, Chaplain.
John Lloyd Griffiths, Master
Mrs Griffiths, Matron.
T. B. Roberts, schoolmaster
Mrs T. Roberts, schoolmistress.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1896.

This Workhouse was known as "Spittals" Workhouse as it was located at the Spittal, in Penkhull.

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