Tyne and Wear HER(11777): South Shields, Ocean Road (German St), Union Workhouse - Details
South Shields, Ocean Road (German St), Union Workhouse
Health and Welfare
Union workhouse, built 1837. Architects John and Benjamin Green.
Kathryn Morrison (English Heritage and Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England), 1999, 'The Workhouse - a study of poor-law buildings in England', p 203; http://www.workhouses.org.uk/SouthShields; Tyne and Wear Archives, Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA. Guardians' minutes (1899-1932), Births (1914-37), Deaths (1914-48), Admissions (1926-48), Admissions and discharges (1897-1956), Creed registers (1877-1948), Epilepsy registers (1911-36), Lunacy registers (1908-48); Peter Higginbotham, 2013, A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse; Peter Higginbotham, 2012, The Workhouse Encyclopedia