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Durham Poor Law Union

The Durham Poor Law Union was officially formed in 1837, under the terms of the Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834.

The table below provides a list of the parishes and places contained within this Union. Where there is no To date it should be assumed that the parish or place was in this union until the Poor Law Unions were disolved in 1930.

Town or ParishFromToNotes
Bearpark 1894    
Belmont 1894    
Brancepeth 1837    
Brandon and Byshottles 1837    
Broom 1837    
Cassop 1837    
Coxhoe 1837    
Crossgate 1837    
Elvet 1837    
Framwellgate 1837    
Gilligate 1837    
Hett 1837    
Kimblesworth 1837    
Neville's Cross 1894    
North Bailey 1837    
Pittington 1837    
Quarrington 1837    
Shadforth 1837    
Sherburn 1837    
Sherburn Hospital 1837    
Shincliffe 1837    
South Bailey 1837    
St Nicholas 1837    
St Oswald's 1895    
Stockley 1837    
Sunderland Bridge 1837    
Tudhoe 1837    
Whitwell House 1865    
Willington 1837