Alnwick Union Workhouse
Alnwick Poor Law Union was declared 20th October 1836. In 1861 the area of the Union was 98,935 with a population of 21,053. By 1891 the population was 21,907, area 98,879 acres and rateable value £144,728.
The Board of Guardians met on the second and fourth Monday in each month, at 11am
in the Board Room, Alnwick.
The Union comprised the following townships, Abberwick, Alnwick, Acklington, Acklington Park, Acton & Old Felton, Alnmouth, Amble, Bassington, Beanley, Birling, Bolton, Broompark, Brotherwick, Broxfield, Brunton, High Buston, Low Buston, North Charlton, South Charlton, Craster, Crawley, Ditchburn, Doxford, Dunston, Eddingham, Eglingham, Elyhaugh, Embleton, Falloden, Felton, Glanton, Gloster Hill, Greens & Glantlees, Guyzance, Harehope, Hauxley, Hazon & Hartlaw, Hedgeley, Little Houghton, Long Houghton, Howick, Hulne Park, Learchild, Lemmington, Lesbury, Morwick, Newton-by-the-Sea, Newton-on-the-Moor, Rennington, Rock, Shawdon, Shilbottle, Shipley, Stamford, Sturton Grange, Swarland, Titlington, Togstone, Walkmill, Warkworth, Whittle and Woodhouse.
|Union Officers 1893 (Kelly's Directory)|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||Henry Watson Walton|
|Relieving & Vaccination Officer and Collector to the Guardians ~ Alnwick District||J. Snowdon|
|Relieving & Vaccination Officer and Collector to the Guardians ~ Embleton District||A. S. Welsh|
|Relieving & Vaccination Officer and Collector to the Guardians ~ Warkworth District||Henry Taylor|
|Superintendent Registrar||Henry Watson Walton|
The Workhouse was built in 1840, to hold 120 inmates.
|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.|
|Workhouse Staff 1893 (Kelly's Directory)|
|George Cumber||Workhouse Master|
|Mrs Charlotte Cumber||Workhouse Matron|
|Rev. W. H. Connor||Chaplain|
|Robert Barker Robson||Medical Officer|
In 1945 the Workhouse buildings were transferred for use as a Home for the Elderly. They later became Bell View Home for Older People.
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