Tyne and Wear HER(16405): Newcastle, Long Stairs, St. Nicholas Poor House - Details
Newcastle, Long Stairs, St. Nicholas Poor House
Health and Welfare
Opened on 17th October 1803. In 1831 there were 36 inmates. According to Thomas Oliver 'the accomodations are scarcely adequate in affording a comfortable asylum to so many objects of charity'. Each pauper cost 3s 9 1/4d per week. In 1839 the existing poor houses were replaced with a new purpose built workhouse on Westgate Hill (HER 6342).
The Workhouse, The Story of an institution, www.workhouses.org.uk/NewcastleUponTyne/