Auckland Poor Law Union
The Union comprises the following places: Auckland St Andrew, Auckland St Helen,
Auckland West, Bedburn North, Bedburn South, Binchester, Bishop Auckland, Bolam,
Byers Green, Coundon, Coundon Grange, Crook & Billy Row, Eldon, Evenwood
& Barony, Escomb, Hamsterley, Hunwick & Helmington, Helmington Row,
Lynesack & Softley, Merrington, Merrington Lane, Middlestone, Middridge,
Middridge Grange, Newfield, Newton Cap, Old Park, Pollards Lands, Shildon,
Thickley East, Westerton, Windlestone, Whitworth, Whitworth Without and Witton-le-Wear.
The Board of Guardians meet alternate Thursdays, at the Workhouse at 2pm. The
area of the Union is 64,445 acres; rateable value at Lady Day 1910, £417,105
and the population in 1901 was 94,542.
|Chairman of the Board of Guardians
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee
||William B. Dean
The Workhouse, a structure of brick with stone dressings, was erected in 1855,
and has since been enlarged to hold 332 inmates in the Workhouse and 60 inmates
in the Cottage Homes. A new Infirmary is now (1910) in course of erection.
|George H. Chapman
|Mrs A. Chapman
|Miss I. Jackson
|Mark Anthony Wardle L.R.C.P. & S.Edin
Records Available from Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1
5UL Telephone: 0191 383 3253
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