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The poor law union of Belford comprises 34 townships, of which 33 are in the county of Northumberland, and one in the county of Durham; and contains a population of 6421.
From: 'Beesby - Belgrave', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 199-203. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50790 Date accessed: 14 March 2011.
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and
"A Poor Little House" by J. Bowen The story of Belford Union Workhouse and its people from 1836 to 1930. Publisher: WritersPrintshop 2005
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