Hexham Union Workhouse
Board day, every alternate Tuesday at the Board Room, at 12.15pm. The
population of the Union in 1891 was 32,809, area 205,857 acres and rateable
value in 1893 £257,355.
The following parishes are within the Union, Acomb, Allendale, Aydon, Aydon Castle, Bearle, Bingfield, Blackcarts & Ryehill, Broomhaugh, Broomley, Bywell, Chollerton, Clarewood, Cocklaw, Corbridge, Dilston, Dukershagg, Eltringham, Espershields, Fallowfield, Fortherley High, Hallington, Halton, Haughton, Haydon, Healey, Hedley, Hexham, Hexham High Quarter, Hexham Low Quarter, Hexham Middle Quarter, Hexham West Quarter, Horsley, Humshaugh, Mickley, Nafferton, Newbrough, Newlands, Newton, Newton Hall, Ovingham, Ovington, Portgate, Prudhoe, Prudhoe Castle, Riding, Ryal, Sandhoe, Shotley High Quarter, Shotley Low Quarter, Simonburn, Slaley, Spittle, Stelling, Styford, Thornbrough, Wall, Wallridge, Warden, Welton, Whittington Great, Whittington Little, Whittle and Whittonstall.
|Union Officers 1893 (Kelly's Directory)|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||John Harbottle Nicholson|
|Treasurer||Lewis Chalmers Lockhart|
|Relieving Officer - Allendale District||G. Dickenson|
|Relieving Officer - Bywell District||W. J. Richardson|
|Relieving Officer - Chollerton District||Joseph West Henderson|
|Relieving Officer - Hexham District||George Andrew Shield|
|Superintendent Registrar||Henry Kirsopp|
The Union Workhouse, at Peth Head, erected in 1839, is a substantial building of stone, and has room for 264 inmates.
|Workhouse Staff 1893 (Kelly's Directory)|
|Thomas Stainthorpe||Medical Officer|
|Mrs Esther Newton||Matron|
|Miss Jane Wilson||Industrial Trainer|
The Old Workhouse now houses the Administration Department at Hexham General Hospital.
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