Bellingham Workhouse and Poor Law Union
Board day, alternate Saturday at the Board room at 11am during the winter and
2pm in summer. The population in 1891 was 5,442, area 246,605 acres and rateable
value in 1893 £78,998.
The parishes and townships comprised within the Union and the district of the county court are Great Bavington, Little Bavington, Bellingham, Birtley, Carycoats, Catcherside, Chirdon, Coldwell, Corsenside, Crookdean, Fawns, Kirkharle, Littleharle, West Harle, Hawick, Otterburn, Plashetts & Tynehead, Rochester, Smalesmouth, Sweethope, Tarset West, Thockrington, Thorneyburn, Troughhend, Wark, Wellhaugh, Kirk Whelpington and West Whelpington.
|Union Officers 1893 (Kelly's Directory)|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||Robert Riddle|
|Relieving Officer ~ West District||Thomas Aynsley|
|Relieving Officer ~ East District||Thomas Hedley|
|Superintendent Registrar||Robert Riddle|
The Workhouse, a building of stone, erected in 1839 and enlarged in 1874 at a cost of £700, to hold 53 inmates.
|Workhouse Staff 1893 (Kelly's Directory)|
|John Peter Elliott||Medical Officer|
Northumberland Record Office,
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Borough Council Offices,
Tyne and Wear Archives Service,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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