Weardale Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The union of Weardale, of which the workhouse is at Stanhope, comprises four parishes, and contains a population of 10,174.

From: 'Stanghoe - Stanmore, Little', Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 183-186. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51297 Date accessed: 29 March 2011.

See Also



For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's website: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?/Weardale/Weardale.shtml

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Edmondbyers, Durham Genealogy Heatherycleugh, Durham Genealogy Hunstanworth, Durham Genealogy Stanhope, Durham Genealogy, Thornley St Bartholomew, Durham, Weardale St John, Durham Genealogy Wolsingham, Durham Genealogy