Lanchester Poor Law Union,Durham

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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: 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.

See Also

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and

Parishes in the Union

Benfieldside, Durham Collierley, Durham Ebchester, Durham Esh, Durham Lanchester, Durham Medomsley, Durham Muggleswick, Durham Satley, Durham Tanfield, Durham