Durham Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy
The union of Durham comprises 25 parishes or places in the city and county: the workhouse, in which there is accommodation for 160 paupers, is at the head of Crossgate.
From: 'Durham - Dymock', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 110-121. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50932 Date accessed: 21 March 2011.
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and
Parishes in the Union
Belmont, Durham Brancepeth, Durham Croxdale, Durham Durham Castle and Precincts, Durham Durham College, Durham Durham Magdalen Place, Durham Durham St Giles, Durham Durham St Margaret, Durham Durham St Mary le Bow with St Mary the Less, Durham Durham St Nicholas, Durham Durham St Oswald, Durham Pittington, Durham Shadforth, Durham Sherburn House, Durham Shincliffe, Durham Whitwell House, Durham Whitton Gilbert with Kimblesworth, Durham