Lanchester Poor Law Union,Durham
The poor-law union of Lanchester comprises 18 chapelries or townships, and contains a population of 9969 persons.
From: 'Lancaut - Lanercost-Abbey', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 17-20. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51090 Date accessed: 26 March 2011.
Benefieldside, Billingside, Collierly Pontop, Conside and Knitsley, Cornsay, Esk, Ebchester, Greencroft, Healeyfield, Hedleyhope, Iveston, Kyo Laws, Lanchester , Langley, Medomsley, Muggleswick, Satley, Tanfield . To these were added subsequently in 1894-6 Craghead , Knitsley , South Moor , Oxhill , Stanley.
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: