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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.

Inmates

Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
WORKHOUSE MALE FEMALE TOTAL
South Shields 1 9 10
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.

Records

Durham County Records
County Hall, 
Durham, 
DH1 5UL
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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