Easington Poor Law Union,Durham
History[edit | edit source]
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', A 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