Easington Poor Law Union,Durham

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The Easington Union Workhouse was sited in Easington in 1837. Modern Council buildings now stand on the site.

The union comprises 19 parishes or townships, containing a population of 19,500 persons.

From: 'Earnshill - Eastbourne', Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 124-127. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50934 Date accessed: 21 March 2011.

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and


Parishes in the Union

Castle Eden, Durham Genealogy
Dalton le Dale, Durham Genealogy
Easington, Durham Genealogy
Kelloe, Durham Genealogy
Monk Hesleden, Durham Genealogy
Seaham, Durham Genealogy
Seaham Harbour, Durham Genealogy
Thornley, Durham Genealogy
Wingate Grange, Durham Genealogy