Tynemouth Union Workhouse
The Board of Guardians meet alternate Thursdays. The Union Offices located at
55, Saville Street, North Shield. The population of the Union in 1891 was
133,219, area 38,635 acres and rateable value in 1893 £537,228.
Tynemouth Union comprises the following townships, Backworth, Bebside, Blyth
(South), Newsham, Burradon, Chirton, Cowpen, Cramlington, Cullercoats, Delaval,
Earsdon, Hartford (East & West), Hartley, Holywell, Harton, Howden Pans,
Killingworth, Longbenton, Monkseaton, Murton, Preston, Seaton Delaval,
Sedgehill, Shields (North), Tynemouth, Walker, Wallsend, Weetslade, Whitley and
|Union Officers 1893 (Kelly's Directory)
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - Earsdon District
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - Longbenton District
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - North Shields District
||John D. Brown
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - Tynemouth District
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - Wallsend District
The Workhouse, Preston Lane, an edifice of red brick, erected in 1836 and
enlarged in 1888, to hold 1,000 inmates.
Under the National Health Service it became Preston Hospital.
|Workhouse Staff 1893 (Kelly's Directory)
|Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the
Workhouse and numbers of insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
|Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in
Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.
Northumberland Record Office,
Newcastle upon Tyne
Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office,
Borough Council Offices,
Tyne and Wear Archives Service,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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