Sunderland Workhouse No ratings yet.

To begin with, a workhouse was a place where those unable to support themselves could get accommodation and employment. Indeed, the Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601 had made it the duty of every parish to maintain its poor. There were other laws prior to this date which were more about… Continue reading

Houghton-le-Spring No ratings yet.

Houghton-le-Spring Moreover, at the same time, Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole and Washington Urban Districts joined Sunderland. In essence, this was to form a new borough within the Tyne and Wear Metropolitan County. Naming Of Houghton In the Boldon Book of 1183, the name of the town was Hoctona, but at other times… Continue reading