Reference code(s): ACC/3013
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LEWISHAM AND BROMLEY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Lewisham Poor Law Union x Lewisham Board of Guardians
Bromley Poor Law Union x Bromley Board of Guardians
Under the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, the Poor Law Commission was given the power to unite parishes in England and Wales into Poor Law Unions. Each Union was to be administered by a local Board of Guardians. Relief was to be provided through the provision of a workhouse. Although there was some reorganisation of union boundaries, particularly in London, the majority of Unions created under the 1834 Act remained in operation until 1930.
The Lewisham Poor Law Union was formed in 1836 from the parishes of Lewisham, Charlton, Eltham, Mottingham, Kidbrooke, Lee and Plumstead. In 1887 the parish of Mottingham separated to become part of the Bromley Union.
Scope and content/abstract:
Correspondence, with plan, between Bromley and Lewisham Boards of Guardians concerning county boundary passing through houses on the Downham Estate, Lewisham, 1926. At this date Bromley was in Kent while Lewisham was in London.
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 1992 (Acc/3013).
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
For the records of Lewisham Board of Guardians see reference LEBG.
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