South Shields Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy
The poor-law union of South Shields comprises six parishes or places, containing a population of 28,907.
From: 'Shereford - Shifford', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 74-80. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51270 Date accessed: 24 March 2011.
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?SouthShields/SouthShields.shtml