South Shields Workhouse and Poor Law Union
South Shields Union Workhouse was erected 1837 on Ocean Road, and 1880 in West
Harton, South Shields. This later became The Harton Institution, and then South
Shields General Hospital.
|Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867
With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of insane, idiotic, and
|Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in
Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.
Durham County Records
Telephone: 0191 383 3253
Catheiine Cookson worked in a workhouse laundry in South Shields and went from there to similar work in Essex. By the age of 23 -
in 1930 - she was manageress of a workhouse laundry in Hastings earning £3 6s a week.
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