Darlington Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy
History[edit | edit source]
The union of Darlington comprises forty-one parishes or places, of which twentyeight are in the county of Durham, and thirteen in the North riding of York; and contains a population of 21,488.
From: 'Darlaston - Datchet', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 8-15. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50914 Date accessed: 20 March 2011.
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?Darlington/Darlington.shtml
Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]
Aycliffe, Durham Barton, Yorkshire Cleasby, Yorkshire Coniscliffe, Durham Croft on Tees, Yorkshire Darlington St Cuthbert, Durham Darlington Holy Trinity, Durham Darlington St John, Durham Denton, Durham Dinsdale, Durham Eryholme, Yorkshire Haughton le Skerne, Durham Heighington, Durham Hurworth, Durham Manfield, Yorkshire Middleton St George, Durham Sockburn, Durham Sockburn, Yorkshire