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S Tyneside

West Harton, Harton Lane, Union Workhouse

West Harton


Health and Welfare


Early Modern


Extant Building

Union workhouse, built 1877-80. Architect J.H. Morton. Some of the workhouse survives as South Tyneside District Hospital.




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; Norman McCord, 1991, North East History from the Air, pp 95-96;; 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; TWAS DT.JHM/204 South Shields Union Workhouse c.1871-1983

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