Lunesdale Poor Law Union,Lancashire
History[edit | edit source]
The Lunesdale Poor Law Union came into being to accommodate the ending of the Caton Gilbert Union,Lancashire in 1869
The new Lunesdale Union workhouse was erected at a site to the south of Hornby in 1872.
When the union was ended the buildings were used as offices and later developed into private residential accommodation.
Constituent Parishes[edit | edit source]
The new union included the following constituent Parishes
Arkholme-with-Cawood, Borwick, Burrow-with-Burrow, Cantsfield, Caton with Littledale, Lancashire, Claughton, Lancashire, Farleton , Gressingham, Lancashire, Halton, Lancashire, Hornby, Lancashire, Ireby, Leck, Lancashire, Melling-with-Wrayton see Melling, Lancashire, Nether Kellet,Lancashire , Over Kellet, Lancashire, Quernmore, Lancashire, Roeburndale , Tatham Fells, Lancashire Tatham, Lancashire, Tunstal, Lancashire, Wennington, Lancashire, Whittington, Lancashire, Wray, Lancashire.
Records[edit | edit source]
- Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE. Few records survive — holdings include Guardians' minutes (1869-1900).
Websites[edit | edit source]
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Lunesdale/Lunesdale.shtml