Pickering Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

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History[edit | edit source]

The union of Pickering comprises twenty-eight parishes or places, and contains a population of 10,251.

From: Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 564-567. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51212 Date accessed: 07 May 2011.

The Pickering Poor Law Union was formed on 10 January 1837 and had two existing parish workhouses at Pickering and Thornton Dale. The new Pickering workhouse was built on the Whitby road at Rysea and opened in 1838 to accommodate up to 100 people.


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?Pickering/Pickering.shtml

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Ebberston with Allerston, Yorkshire Genealogy Ellerburne, Yorkshire Genealogy Kirby Misperton, Yorkshire Genealogy Lastingham, Yorkshire Genealogy Levisham, Yorkshire Genealogy Lockton, Yorkshire Genealogy Middleton with Cropton and Lockton, Yorkshire Genealogy Pickering, Yorkshire Genealogy Rosedale, Yorkshire Genealogy Sinnington, Yorkshire Genealogy Thornton Dale, Yorkshire Genealogy Turnhill, Yorkshire Genealogy Wilton (near Pickering), Yorkshire Genealogy