Reference code(s): O/523
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: METROPOLITAN UNIONS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan Poor Law Unions
Until 1834 the local authority responsible for poor relief was the parish. After the passing of the Poor Law Amendment Act, all except the largest parishes were forced to combine into poor law unions which elected Boards of Guardians which took over responsibility for poor relief. Some London parishes which had before 1834 obtained local acts of Parliament to regulate their administration of poor relief were able to continue their existing arrangements until 1867, when the Metropolitan Poor Act forced all London parishes to come under the control of Boards of Guardians.
Metropolitan parishes and unions were those falling within the Metropolis: London and those parts of neighbouring Middlesex, Essex, Surrey and Kent which had become increasingly urbanised. Valuation was the process of determining how much rates (local tax) should be paid by each property owner in an area.
Scope and content/abstract:
Printed list of gross and rateable values of valuation lists for Metropolitan parishes and unions, 1875.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright: City of London.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received in 1956 (AC/56/050).
Existence and location of originals:
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Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: April to June 2009