Pickering Poor Law Union, Yorkshire
The union of Pickering comprises twenty-eight parishes or places, and contains a population of 10,251.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 564-567. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51212 Date accessed: 07 May 2011.
The Pickering Poor Law Union was formed on 10 January 1837 and had two existing parish workhouses at Pickering and Thornton Dale. The new Pickering workhouse was built on the Whitby road at Rysea and opened in 1838 to accommodate up to 100 people.
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Pickering/Pickering.shtml
Parishes in the Union
Ebberston with Allerston, Yorkshire Ellerburne, Yorkshire Kirby Misperton, Yorkshire Lastingham, Yorkshire Levisham, Yorkshire Lockton, Yorkshire Middleton with Cropton and Lockton, Yorkshire Pickering, Yorkshire Rosedale, Yorkshire Sinnington, Yorkshire Thornton Dale, Yorkshire Turnhill, Yorkshire Wilton (near Pickering), Yorkshire