Poor Law Union


Poor Law Union

Un Poor Law Union est une entité chargée de l'administration locale au Royaume-Uni à partir du XIXe siècle. Elle est issue du regroupement de plusieurs paroisses et est chargée de mettre en place les Poor laws sur leur zone.


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