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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/0717
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: HENDON
Date(s): 1837-1899
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5.85 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hendon Parish


Administrative/Biographical history:

Poor rates were administered by parishes, and were levied to assist the poor of that parish. The duty of relieving the poor was given to parish overseers. The 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act established Boards of Guardians which were responsible for the care of poor persons in a group of parishes, known as Poor Law Unions. Hendon Poor Law Union was formed in 1835, and comprised the parishes of Hendon, Harrow, Pinner, Edgware, Kingsbury, Great and Little Stanmore, and Willesden. A red-brick workhouse was built at Redhill, Edgware Road, in 1835 to hold 350 inmates; a union school for 150 children was erected near by in 1859 and the workhouse itself was extended in 1889.


Scope and content/abstract:

Poor Rate books for Hendon, 1837-1899.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Volumes arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from Hendon Central Library between 1960 and 1965 (Acc/0717)

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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

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