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Parish poor houses included<br>Ulverston Neville Hall 1753<br>Billincoat (Dalton parish) 1735<br>Coulton (pre 1777) for up to 18<br>Backbarrow opened 1823  
Parish poor houses included<br>Ulverston Neville Hall 1753<br>Billincoat (Dalton parish) 1735<br>Coulton (pre 1777) for up to 18<br>Backbarrow opened 1823  
Ulverston Poor Law Union was formed on 26th August 1836.<br>The new Ulverston Union workhouse was built at the north-west of the town on the west side of Stanley Street, off the Gill, at a cost of £5,800.<br>Ulverston's establishment later became known as Stanley Hospital, then after the closure and demolition of the Ulverston Hospital on Newton Street in 1971, it adopted the name Ulverston Hospital. <br>Barrow-in-Furness became a separate union in 1876, with its own workhouse being built in 1878-9.
The old children's blocks were demolished in 2002 to make way for a new unit for the elderly mentally ill. The rest of the buildings were demolished in summer 2003 and replaced with a new primary care resource centre.
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Revision as of 20:34, 18 May 2011

History[edit | edit source]

Parish poor houses included
Ulverston Neville Hall 1753
Billincoat (Dalton parish) 1735
Coulton (pre 1777) for up to 18
Backbarrow opened 1823

Constituent parishes
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The following parishes were included:
 Aldingham, Lancashire, Lower Allithwaite and Upper Allithwaite see Cartmel, Lancashire, East Broughton , West Broughton Broughton in Furness, LancashireBlawith, LancashireCartmel, Lancashire Cartmel Fell, LancashireChurch Coniston, Lancashire, Claife see Hawkshead, Lancashire, Colton  Colton, LancashireDalton in Furness, Lancashire,  Dendron, Lancashire, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite see Seathwaite, Lancashire, Egton-wth-Newland Egton cum Newland, Lancashire,  Field Broughton St Peter, Lancashire Finsthwaite, Lancashire, Flookburgh, Lancashire, Hawkshead and Monk Coniston-with-Skelwithsee Hawkshead, Lancashire,  Haverthwaite, Lancashire , Holme Island, Lancashire, Upper Holker and Lower Holker see Cartmel, LancashireKirkby Ireleth, Lancashire,  Lindale, Lancashire, Lowick, Lancashire , Mansriggs see Ulverston, Lancashire, Osmotherly see Ulverston, LancashirePennington, Lancashire, Rampside, LancashireRusland, LancashireSatterthwaite, LancashireSeathwaite, Lancashire ,Subberthwaite see Blawith, LancashireTorver, LancashireStaveley, Lancashire, Ulverston St Mary, LancashireUlverston Holy Trinity, Lancashire, Urswick, Lancashire, Walney, Lancashire, Woodland, Lancashire.
Later Additions: Angerton (from 1858), Barrow-in-Furness (from 1851), Coniston, Lancashire(from 1894) , Grange  (from 1894),  Haverthwaite, Lancashire(from 1927), Hawkshead (from 1894), Skelwith  (from 1894).

Records[edit | edit source]

  • Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow, 140 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1XW. Holdings include: Births register (1866-1948); Deaths register (1866-1916); Punishments register (1874-1923)

Blawith (Ulverston) Parish Records
Record contains churchwardens records, 1709-1732, 1766-1828, 1829-1840, Overseers of the poor accounts, 1726-1814, baptisms, 1728-1795, burials, 1746-1777, 1728-1743, poor money distributed, 1736-1806, account of constables, 1733-1804, marriages, 1763-1794, 1736-1763, memorandum, last wills and testaments of Mary Redhead and William Lancaster, baptisms, 1795-1812, confirmations, 1820-1838, burials, 1796-1812, marriages, 1797-1812, accounts 1820-1841, marriages, 1813-1902.

The chapelry of Blawith is in the parish of Ulverston.

Cumbria Record Office no.: BPR/I1/1/1-4

Parish registers FHL BRITISH Film 1471923 Items 7-10

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  •  Walton, James E (1984) A History of Dalton-in-Furness (Phillimore)

Web Sites
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