Weardale Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy

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History

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.

See Also

http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/dur/weardale_workhouse.htm

http://www.durham-miner.org.uk/miner/projects.nsf/0/54955eaac50428d280256e86004acf62?OpenDocument

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

Parishes in the Union

Edmondbyers, Durham Heatherycleugh, Durham Hunstanworth, Durham Stanhope, Durham, Thornley St Bartholomew, Durham, Weardale St John, Durham Wolsingham, Durham