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', 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

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