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Lunesdale Poor Law Union,Lancashire

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History[edit | edit source]

The Lunesdale Poor Law Union came into being to accommodate the ending of the Caton Gilbert Union,Lancashire in 1869
The new Lunesdale Union workhouse was erected at a site to the south of Hornby in 1872.
When the union was ended the buildings were used as offices and later developed into private residential accommodation.

Constituent Parishes[edit | edit source]

The new union included the following constituent Parishes

Arkholme-with-Cawood, Borwick, Burrow-with-Burrow, Cantsfield,  Caton with Littledale, Lancashire, Claughton, Lancashire, Farleton ,  Gressingham, LancashireHalton, LancashireHornby, Lancashire, Ireby,  Leck, Lancashire, Melling-with-Wrayton see Melling, LancashireNether Kellet,Lancashire , Over Kellet, LancashireQuernmore, Lancashire, Roeburndale ,  Tatham Fells, Lancashire Tatham, LancashireTunstal, LancashireWennington, LancashireWhittington, LancashireWray, Lancashire.

Records[edit | edit source]

  •  Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE. Few records survive — holdings include Guardians' minutes (1869-1900).

Websites[edit | edit source]

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?Lunesdale/Lunesdale.shtml