Bedale Poor Law Union, Yorkshire
The union of Bedale,comprising 23 parishes and places, contains a population of 8596.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 188-194. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50788 Date accessed: 09 May 2011.
Bedale and Ascough both had workhouses and originally after the Poor Law Union Act was passed Bedale was part of Northallerton Poor Law Union, Yorkshire
The Bedale Poor Law Union was formed on 28 March 1839 and some parishes previously in the Thirsk and Leyburn Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Unions were transferred. A new Union workhouse was built in 1839 at Bedale
The Union workhouse closed in the 1920's; the Beverley Union took remaining people from this Union.
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?Bedale/Bedale.shtml
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Parishes in the Union
Bedale, Yorkshire Burneston, Yorkshire Crakehall,Yorkshire Kirkby Fleetham, Yorkshire Kirklington, Yorkshire Leeming, Yorkshire Masham, Yorkshire Scruton, Yorkshire Thornton Watlass, Yorkshire Well, Yorkshire