Tynemouth Union Workhouse
The Board of Guardians meet alternate Thursdays. The Union Offices located at 55, Saville Street, North Shield. The population of the Union in 1891 was 133,219, area 38,635 acres and rateable value in 1893 £537,228.
Tynemouth Union comprises the following townships, Backworth, Bebside, Blyth (South), Newsham, Burradon, Chirton, Cowpen, Cramlington, Cullercoats, Delaval, Earsdon, Hartford (East & West), Hartley, Holywell, Harton, Howden Pans, Killingworth, Longbenton, Monkseaton, Murton, Preston, Seaton Delaval, Sedgehill, Shields (North), Tynemouth, Walker, Wallsend, Weetslade, Whitley and Willington.
|Union Officers 1893 (Kelly's Directory)|
|Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee||Septimus Scott|
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - Earsdon District||William Hornsby|
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - Longbenton District||Thomas Dodd|
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - North Shields District||John D. Brown|
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - Tynemouth District||John Joel|
|Relieving and Inquiry Officer - Wallsend District||John Knott|
|Superintendent Registrar||Septimus Scott|
The Workhouse, Preston Lane, an edifice of red brick, erected in 1836 and
enlarged in 1888, to hold 1,000 inmates.
Under the National Health Service it became Preston Hospital.
|Workhouse Staff 1893 (Kelly's Directory)|
|Ernest Brumwell||Medical Officer|
|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.|
Northumberland Record Office,
Newcastle upon Tyne
Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office,
Borough Council Offices,
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Newcastle upon Tyne,
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