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Belford Union Workhouse

The Board of Guardians meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, at the Board Room, Workhouse at 11.30am. The population in 1891 was 5,143, area 39,323 and rateable value in 1893 52,168.

The Union comprises the following townships, Adderstone, Bamburgh, Bamburgh Castle, Beadnell, Belford, Bradford, Budle, Burton, Chathill, Detchant, Easington, Easington Grange, Elford, Ellingham, Elwick, Fern Islands, Fleetham, Glororum, Lucker, Middleton, Monks House, Mousen, Newham, Newstead, Outchester, Preston, Ratchwood, Ross, Shoreston, Spindlestone, Sunderland (North), Swinhoe, Tughall, Warenford and Warenton.

Union Officers 1893 (Kelly's Directory)
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee Henry S. Johnson
Treasurer John Broadway
Relieving and Vaccination Officer for the Union Robert Guthrie
Superintendent Registrar Henry S. Johnson

The Workhouse, erected in 1834 is a building of stone and will hold 50 inmates.


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Belford 1 1 2
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


Workhouse Staff 1893 (Kelly's Directory)
John Weakner Master
Mrs Weakner Matron
John Craig Balfour Medical Officer


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