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Whitehaven Poor Law Union

The Whitehaven Poor Law Union was officially formed in 1838, 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
Arcledon 1838    
Beckermet St Bridget 1838    
Beckermet St John 1838    
Cleator 1838    
Distington 1838    
Egremont 1838    
Ennerdale and Kinniside 1838    
Gosforth 1838    
Haile 1838    
Harrington 1838    
Hensingham 1838    
Lamplugh 1838    
Lowside Quarter 1838    
Moresby 1838    
Nether Wasdale 1838    
Parton 1838    
Ponsonby 1838    
Preston Quarter 1838    
Rottington 1838    
Sandwith 1838    
St Bees 1838    
Whiddicar 1838    
Whitehaven 1838