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Shaftesbury Poor Law Union

The Shaftesbury Poor Law Union was officially formed in 1836, under the terms of the Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834.

The table below provides a list of the parishes and places contained within this Union. Where there is no To date it should be assumed that the parish or place was in this union until the Poor Law Unions were disolved in 1930.

Town or ParishFromToNotes
Alcester 1894    
Ashmore 1836    
Bourton 1894    
Buckhorn Weston 1894    
Cann 1836    
Compton Abbas 1836    
East Orchard 1836    
East Stour 1836    
Fontmell Magna 1836    
Gillingham 1836    
Iwerne Minster 1836    
Kington Magna 1894    
Margaret Marsh 1836    
Melbury Abbas 1836    
Motcombe 1836    
Shaftesbury Holy Trinity 1836    
Shaftesbury St James 1836    
Shaftesbury St Peter 1836    
Silton 1894    
Stour Provost 1836    
Sutton Waldron 1836    
Todber 1836    
West Orchard 1836    
West Stour 1836