Assessment and rating

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 192 PLU/9
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century-20th century
  • Physical Description
      313 volumes and 2 files Archives - Non-digital

Scope and Content

Comprises records relating to the administration of the poor rate. The poor rate was a local tax on the yearly value of a property, levied by the parish. The money collected from poor rates was used to help finance relief for the poor as well as the infrastructure of administering that relief.

From 1837 to 1925 the York Poor Law Union was responsible for administering the poor rate, and from time to time other rates (such as the lighting rate).

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