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Poverty and workhouses

January 21, 20163:34 pmMarch 22, 2018 12:59 pm

Prior to the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, poor relief was the responsibility of the parish. After the 1834 Act, the “outdoor” parish relief system was replaced with a national system centred on the workhouse and “indoor relief”. Before 1834, Gilbert’s Act of 1782 enabled parishes in Wales and England to set up workhouses for […]

Public Health and Hospitals

January 21, 20163:39 pmApril 13, 2018 2:48 pm

Denbighshire Archives is a statutory place of deposit for public records which includes hospital records. Hospital records can include administrative records relating to the running of a hospital such as minutes and accounts as well as patient records including admission and discharge, maternity registers and death registers. Please note that the survival of hospital records […]


January 21, 20163:38 pmMay 28, 2019 2:02 pm

A National census has been taken every ten years since 1801 with the exception of 1941. The 1841 census was the first to list the names of every individual. From 1841 to 1901 a census schedule was completed for each household, and was then collected by the enumerator who copied the information into an enumeration […]