Auckland Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy
History[edit | edit source]
The union included the following: Auckland St Andrew, Auckland St Helen, Auckland West, Bedburn North, Bedburn South, Binchester, Bishop Auckland, Bolam, Byers Green, Coundon, Coundon Grange, Crook & Billy Row, Eldon, Evenwood & Barony, Escomb, Hamsterley, Hunwick & Helmington, Helmington Row, Lynesack & Softley, Merrington, Merrington Lane, Middlestone, Middridge, Middridge Grange, Newfield, Newton Cap, Old Park, Pollards Lands, Shildon, Thickley East, Westerton, Windlestone, Whitworth, Whitworth Without and Witton-le-Wear.
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?Auckland/Auckland.shtml
Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]
Auckland St Andrew, Durham Auckland St Anne, Durham Auckland St Helen, Durham Byers Green, Durham Coundon, Durham Crook, Durham Escomb, Durham Etherley, Durham Hamsterley, Durham Hunwick, Durham Lynesack, Durham Merrington, Durham Shildon, Durham Whitworth, Durham Witton le Wear, Durham