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Where were the workhouses built in Powys ?
Glossary
  After 1834 Poor Law Unions were created and each union was required to build a workhouse.
Unions were groups of parishes that joined together to try and reduce the cost of caring for the poor.
Parish - an area having its own church and vicar.
 
 

The old counties Link to Crickhowell Union workhouseLink to Brecknock Union workhouseLink to Forden Union workhouseLink to Machynlleth Union workhouseLink to Knighton Union workhouseLink to Hay Union workhouseLink to Builth Union workhouseLink to Builth Union workhouseLink to Llanfyllin Union workhouseLink to Newtown and Llanidloes Union workhouseLink to Rhayader Union workhouselink to crick1of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, which now make up the county of Powys were split into a number of Poor Law Unions. These are shown in the map .

Clickable map showing workhouse areasOn the image click on each Union for more information on each workhouse. (There are no links to Kington, Llandovery, and Pontardawe because these were run from beyond the county borders.)

The circles on the map show where the workhouses were built.

 

     
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