Durham Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The Durham Board of Guardians meet every alternate Saturday at
the Board room, Crossgate, at 11am. The area of the Union is 44,252 acres,
rateable value on Lady Day 1910 £364,790 and the population in 1901 was 74,252.
The Durham Union comprises the following places: Bearpark, Belmont, Brancepeth, Brandon & Byshottles, Broom, Cassop-cum-Quarrington, Castle Precincts, Coxhoe, Crossgate, Durham College, Elvet, Framwellgate, Framwellgate Moor, Hett, Kimblesworth, St Mary Magdalene, Nevilles Cross, Pittington, St Giles (Gilligate), St Mary-le-Bow (North Bailey), St Mary-the-less (South Bailey), St Nicholas, St Oswalds, Shadforth, Sherburn, Sherburn House, Shincliffe, Stockley, Sunderland Bridge, Tudhoe, Whitwell House and Willington.
|Union Officers 1910|
|Chairman of the Board of Guardians||William Fleming|
|Clerk to the Board of Guardians and Assessment Committee||Henry Edwin Ferens|
|Treasurer||Charles Hubert Backhouse|
|Superintendent Registrar||P. J. Waite|
Durham Union Workhouse was erected at Crossgate in 1837.
|Workhouse Staff 1910|
|George William Richardson||Master|
|Mrs Mary Elizabeth Richardson||Matron|
|Rev. Christopher John Thurlow||Chaplain|
|Selby W. Plummer||Medical Officer|
Durham County Records
Telephone: 0191 383 3253
Page last updated 12 March, 2008
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