Archive documents on view
|For more on care of
the poor and on
workhouses see our
pages on Rhayader
There are many surviving records
which show clearly the extent to which coping with the very poorest
members of the community has been a dominant concern of the authorities
for much of our history.
The links below are to pages on some aspects of this subject.
|The medieval poor||Rogues and vagrants|
|The Settlement Laws||Paying for the poor|
|Prison for debt||The workhouses|