Weardale Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy
The union of Weardale, of which the workhouse is at Stanhope, comprises four parishes, and contains a population of 10,174.
From: 'Stanghoe - Stanmore, Little', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 183-186. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51297 Date accessed: 29 March 2011.
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's website: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?/Weardale/Weardale.shtml