Chester-le-Street Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Thursday at the Union Offices, at 2pm. The following are the places in the Union, Barmston, Biddick (South), Birtley, Bourne Moor, Chester-le-Street, Cocken, Edmondsley, Harraton, Lambton, Lamesley, Lumley (Great), Lumley (Little), Ouston, Pelton, Plawsworth, Urpeth, Usworth (Great and Little), Waldridge, Washington and Witton Gilbert. The population of the Union in 1901 was 60,552; total acreage 34,620 and rateable value at Lady Day 1909 £354,890.
|Union Officers 1910|
|Chairman of the Board of Guardians||T. F. Brass|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||Robert Victor Dickinson|
|Assistant Clerk||W. A. Horn|
|Treasurer||Thomas E. Hodgkin|
|Relieving and Vaccination Officer - Chester-le-Street District||Sam Shepherd|
|Relieving and Vaccination Officer - Harraton District||James Murphy|
|Superintendent Registrar||Robert Victor Dickinson|
The Workhouse, erected in 1856 and enlarged in 1899, forms an extensive pile of brick buildings, at the south end of the Town.
|Workhouse Staff 1910|
|John T. Dunn||Workhouse Master|
|Mrs R. Dunn||Workhouse Matron|
|Rev. Alured Bayfield de Moleyns||Chaplain|
|William Matthew Renton||Medical Officer|
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