Durham Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The Durham Board of Guardians meet every alternate Saturday at
the Board room, Crossgate, at 11am. The area of the Union is 44,252 acres,
rateable value on Lady Day 1910 £364,790 and the population in 1901 was 74,252.
The Durham Union comprises the following places: Bearpark, Belmont, Brancepeth,
Brandon & Byshottles, Broom, Cassop-cum-Quarrington, Castle Precincts,
Coxhoe, Crossgate, Durham College, Elvet, Framwellgate, Framwellgate Moor, Hett,
Kimblesworth, St Mary Magdalene, Nevilles Cross, Pittington, St Giles (Gilligate),
St Mary-le-Bow (North Bailey), St Mary-the-less (South Bailey), St Nicholas, St
Oswalds, Shadforth, Sherburn, Sherburn House, Shincliffe, Stockley, Sunderland
Bridge, Tudhoe, Whitwell House and Willington.
|Chairman of the Board of Guardians
|Clerk to the Board of Guardians and Assessment Committee
||Henry Edwin Ferens
||Charles Hubert Backhouse
||P. J. Waite
Durham Union Workhouse was erected at Crossgate in 1837.
|George William Richardson
|Mrs Mary Elizabeth Richardson
|Rev. Christopher John Thurlow
|Selby W. Plummer
Durham County Records
Telephone: 0191 383 3253
Page last updated
19 December, 2006
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