Stokesley Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Genealogy

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There is also a dispensary for the relief of the sick poor. The union of Stokesley comprises twenty-eight parishes and places, containing a population of 9046.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 224-229. URL: Date accessed: 27 April 2011.

Stokesley had a parish workhouse from the 1750's prior to the formation of the Stokesley poor Law Union on 27 February 1837 and proved resistant to the idea of building or improving on the small houses within the parishes which formed the Union.

In 1848 however a Union workhouse with a capacity of about 150 was opened. In 1876 reorgansiation of parishes when the Middlesborough workhouse opened lead to additions and some parishes transferred to Middlesborough.

The workhouse buildingsafter 1930  became known as Springfield House Stokesley a residential care home. In 2008 Springfield House was converted into luxury private residential housing.

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Carlton in Cleveland, Yorkshire Crathorne, Yorkshire East Rounton Faceby, Yorkshire Great Ayton, Yorkshire Hilton, Yorkshire Ingleby Arncliffe, Yorkshire Ingleby Greenhow, Yorkshire Kildale, Yorkshire Kirkby-in-Cleveland Marton, Yorkshire Middleton upon Leven, Yorkshire Nunthorpe Hutton Rudby (in Cleveland), Yorkshire Seamer, Yorkshire Stokesley, Yorkshire Whorlton, Yorkshire