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Haltwhistle Union Workhouse

Board day, Thursday, fortnightly, at the Board room, Workhouse at 1pm. The population of the Union in 1891 was 7,746, area 96,333 acres and rateable value in 1893 70,722.

The following places are in Haltwhistle Union, Bellister, Blenkinsopp, Coanwood, Featherstone, Haltwhistle, Hartley Burn, Henshaw, Kirkhaugh, Knaresdale, Lambley, Melkridge, Plainmeller, Ridley, Thirlwall, Thorngrafton, Wall Town and Whitfield.

Union Officers 1893 (Kelly's Directory)
Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee John Maxwell
Treasurer John McClare Clark
Collector to the Guardians & Relieving & Vaccination Officer for the Union John Grieve
Superintendent Registrar John Maxwell

The Workhouse, a building of stone, built in 1837-39, to hold 60 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1893 (Kelly's Directory)
Edward George Dinning Master
Edward Bray Pellew Medical Surgeon
Miss Margaret Hook Matron


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