Neath Poor Law Union records

Scope and Content

Lists of paupers (produced half-yearly); Abstracts of accounts. (Produced half yearly; including lists of paupers in the County Asylum, Bridgend and lists of non-resident paupers); Statement of accounts (produced half-yearly).

Administrative / Biographical History

Neath Poor Law Union was formed in 1836 to administer poor relief, following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. The Union was managed by a Board of Guardians who were elected as representatives of the civil parishes within the Union. Neath Poor Law Union built a workhouse, which opened on a site east of the town, in 1838 and did not close till 1924.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy catalogue is available at the Neath Mechanics' Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.


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