Lanchester Workhouse and Poor Law Union
The Board of Guardians meet monthly on Thursdays at the Board room, at 1.30pm. The population of the Union in 1901 was 83,557, area 67,458 acres and the rateable value at Lady Day 1910 £439,605.
The Union embraces the Townships of Benfieldside, Collierley and Pontop, Consett, Cornsay, Cornsay South, Craghead, Ebchester, Esh, Greencroft, Greencroft Within, Healeyfield, Hedleyhope, Iveston, Knitsley, Kyo, Lanchester, Langley, Medomsley, Muggleswick, Oxhill, Satley, South Moor, Stanley and Tanfield.
|Workhouse Staff 1910|
|Robert John Waites||Master|
|Rev. Richard Robert Fenning||Chaplain|
|Rev. Samuel Harris||Catholic Chaplain|
|Lee Hill Cottage Homes Staff 1910|
|W. W. Thompson||Superintendent|
|John Wilson||Medical Officer|
Durham County Record Office
Telephone: 0191 383 3253
Page updated March 12, 2008
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