Place codeNA607
Full place name entryWhitehaven Workhouse/Low Road/ now St Bees Road/Whitehaven/Cumberland
Place NameWhitehaven Workhouse
Area1Low Road/ now St Bees Road
Area2Whitehaven
Area4Cumberland
NotesBuilt 1854-1855. After 1930, the workhouse was renamed Meadow View House. It later became a long-stay geriatric hospital.

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DH/264/2Double probate copy of will of Mrs Elizabeth Bellman of Whitehaven21 September 1894Whitehaven
SPUW/7/32Outdoor relief list: Harrington District1839-1841Whitehaven
SPUW/7/26Inventory bookundated [20th century]Whitehaven
SPUW/5/8'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1919-1921Whitehaven
SPUW/7/18Admission and discharge register1953-1962Whitehaven
SPUW/7/33Outdoor relief list: Whitehaven District1839Whitehaven
SPUW/4/3Institution: register of officers' salaries1927-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/3/28Treasurer's account book1914-1920Whitehaven
SPUW/3/27Treasurer's account book1910-1914Whitehaven
SPUW/3/32Financial statement book1910-1915Whitehaven
SPUW/7/6Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1749 & 1750 in place of the original1905-1907Whitehaven
SPUW/13/4Henry Hodgson, age 15, of Whitehaven, to Thomas Kinraid of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as a tailor27 Dec 1849Whitehaven
SPUW/7/25Inventory bookundated [ 20th century]Whitehaven
SPUW/4/1Superannuation register (with details of individual appointments from earlier dates)1897-1911Whitehaven
SPUW/13/9Ralph Wallace, age 14, of Whitehaven to John Morrison of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as tailor28 Feb 1856Whitehaven
SPUW/7/30St Bees Cottage Home: visitors' report book, with record of gifts1915-1928Whitehaven
SPUW/7/1Register of birthsPlease use microfilm JAC 1651 in place of the original1856-1906Whitehaven
SPUW/3/34Rating precept book1927-1928Whitehaven
SPUW/5/4'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1909-1911Whitehaven
SPUW/5/3'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1907-1909Whitehaven
SPUW/8/4Rural Sanitary Authority general ledger1878-1884Whitehaven
DH/280/6Stray letter about insurance of Union Buildings, Low Road, Whitehaven.[Buildings were formerly the Workhouse].17 October 1923Whitehaven
SPUW/3/24Parochial ledger1899-1908Whitehaven
SPUW/1/16Minute book1905-1909Whitehaven
SPUW/3/21General ledger1925-1928Whitehaven
SPUW/3/25Parochial ledger1909-1914Whitehaven
SPUW/11Whitehaven Rural Food Control Committee1917-1920Whitehaven
SPUW/15/4/1Collectors monthly statement book1923-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/15/3/3Valuation and supplemental valuation list1920Whitehaven
SPUW/15/3/4Valuation and supplemental valuation list1922Whitehaven
SPUW/14Other Legal Papers1903Whitehaven
SPUW/9Cumberland Local Pensions Committee: Whitehaven Rural Sub-CommitteeWhitehaven
SPUW/6/23Letter book1928-1929Whitehaven
SPUW/8/7Rural Sanitary Authority general ledger1892-1895Whitehaven
SPUW/15/4Collectors monthly statement books1923-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/15Ponsonby Parish1908-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/2/7Harrington Cottage Home committee minute book1914-1931Whitehaven
SPUW/1/3Minute book1871-1873Whitehaven
SPUW/13Pauper Apprenticeship indentures1847-1868Whitehaven
SPUW/13/32James Young, age 14, of Hensingham to Joseph Thompson of Whitehaven to serve apprenticeship as a stonemason. (2 copies) Includes order of discharge (2 copies), 9 April 18683 Oct 1867Whitehaven
SPUW/9/1Minute book1908-1921Whitehaven
SPUW/13/23Joseph Hunter, age 13, of St. Bees to William Paitson, solicitor of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as an accountant and general clerk26 Jul 1860Whitehaven
SPUW/6/15Letter book1915-1917Whitehaven
SPUW/6/6Letter book1901-1904Whitehaven
SPUW/6Letter books. Out letters, including to other Unions1878-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/6/17Letter book1919-1921Whitehaven
SPUW/3/22General ledger1928-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/6/7Letter book1904-1907Whitehaven
SPUW/9/2Letter book1908-1920Whitehaven
SPUW/2/3House Committee minute book1908-1919Whitehaven
SPUW/5Statistical Returns1888-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/6/9Letter book1909-1910Whitehaven
SPUW/6/18Letter book1921-1923Whitehaven
SMBWH/3/7/14Plan of Borough of WhitehavenProposed extension of municipal borough to include Aikbank and Lonsdale Place, Hensingham, and Whitehaven Union Workhouse1899Whitehaven
SPUW/3Union Accounts1878-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/2Committee Minutes1912-1931Whitehaven
SPUW/1/4Minute book1873-1875Whitehaven
SPUW/1/10Minute book1888-1891Whitehaven
SPUW/6/3Letter book1890-1894Whitehaven
SPUW/6/4Letter book1894-1898Whitehaven
SPUW/13/33Daniel Ginley, age 14, of Whitehaven to Robert Cockton of Gosforth to serve apprenticeship as a blacksmith2 Apr 1868Whitehaven
SPUW/2/2Finance Committee minute book1923-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/7/4Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1652 in place of the original1893-1895Whitehaven
SPUW/13/11George Craner, age 13, of Whitehaven to Joseph Bragg, owner of the Adventure of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship in sea servic. Includes copy birth certificate24 Apr 1856Whitehaven
SPUW/15/1/2Rate Book1914Whitehaven
SPUW/1Union Minutes1860-1931Whitehaven
SPUW/3/31Treasurer's receipt and payment book1928-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/1/8Minute book1883-1885Whitehaven
SPUW/1/11Minute book1891-1893Whitehaven
SPUW/7Whitehaven Workhouse/Institution (later Meadow View House), Children's Homes, and Outdoor Relief1856-1929Whitehaven
SPUW/1/5Minute book1876-1878Whitehaven
SPUW/13/12William Lewellen, age 15, of Whitehaven to Daniel Fisher, owner of the Fly of Harrington, to serve apprenticeship in sea service24 Apr 1856Whitehaven
SPUW/15/5Collecting and depositing books1925-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/15/1Rate BooksWhitehaven
SPUW/1/6Minute book1878-1880Whitehaven
SPUW/3/29Treasurer's account book1926-1928Whitehaven
SPUW/15/2Collectors unpaid rates books1911-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/13/24John Wright, age 14, of Arlecdon to Robert Jefferson, of Preston Hows, to serve apprenticeship as a husbandman27 Dec 1860Whitehaven
SPUW/1/2Minute book1863-1866Whitehaven
SPUW/13/14William Tumelty, age 14, of Whitehaven to Ann Dykes, owner of the Lune of Harrington, to serve apprenticeship in sea service19 Jun 1856Whitehaven
SPUW/6/24Letter book1929-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/8/1Rural Sanitary Authority minute book1872-1881Whitehaven
SPUW/13/8Patrick McCann, age 14, of Preston Quarter to Thomas White of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as boot and shoemaker; Includes copy birth certificate and report7 Feb 1856Whitehaven
SPUW/13/35William Flinn, age 14, of Whitehaven to Mary Ann Elliot of Eskdale, to serve apprenticeship as a bobbin manufacturer31 Dec 1868Whitehaven
SPUW/6/14Letter book1914-1915Whitehaven
SPUW/8/3Rural Sanitary Authority minute book (continued as Whitehaven Rural District Council from 1894)1892-1898Whitehaven
SPUW/6/19Letter book1923-1925Whitehaven
SPUW/5/9'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1921-1923Whitehaven
SPUW/6/20Letter book1925-1926Whitehaven
SPUW/6/12Letter book1912-1913Whitehaven
SPUW/15/2/1Collectors unpaid rates book1911-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/15/5/1Collecting and depositing book1925-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/5/1'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1888-1889Whitehaven
SPUW/15/3Valuation and supplemental valuation lists1907-1922Whitehaven
SPUW/3/17General ledger1913-1915Whitehaven
SPUW/7/7Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1746 in place of the original1907-1910Whitehaven
SPUW/6/8Letter book1907-1909Whitehaven
SPUW/1/19Minute book1915-1919Whitehaven
SPUW/1/21Minute book1922-1926Whitehaven
SPUW/2/6St. Bees Cottage Home committee minute book1915-1931Whitehaven
SPUW/1/12Minute book1893-1896Whitehaven
SPUW/1/14Minute book1900-1903Whitehaven
SPUW/1/22Minute book1926-1931Whitehaven
SPUW/3/1General ledger1878-1881Whitehaven
SPUW/3/2General ledger1881-1883Whitehaven
SPUW/3/4General ledger1886-1888Whitehaven
SPUW/3/23Parochial ledger1877-1881Whitehaven
SPUW/3/5General ledger1888-1890Whitehaven
SPUW/3/7General ledger1893-1894Whitehaven
SPUW/3/8General ledger1894-1896Whitehaven
SPUW/3/10General ledger1898-1900Whitehaven
SPUW/13/21John Tumelty, age 14, of Preston Quarter to George Beattie of Harrington, to serve apprenticeship as a blacksmith3 Jun 1858Whitehaven
SPUW/13/30David Morrison, age 14, of Whitehaven to John Croasdale of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as a coachbuilder5 Apr 1866Whitehaven
SPUW/1/24Guardians' declaration book1919-1923Whitehaven
SPUW/1/9Minute book1885-1888Whitehaven
SPUW/8/2Rural Sanitary Authority minute book1882-1892Whitehaven
SPUW/13/16Robert Kitchin, age 15, of Whitehaven to John Phillipson of Thornthwaite to serve apprenticeship as a bobbin maker18 Jun 1857Whitehaven
SPUW/8/5Rural Sanitary Authority general ledger1884-1888Whitehaven
SPUW/1/13Minute book1896-1900Whitehaven
SPUW/3/19General ledger1919-1921Whitehaven
SPUW/15/3/1Valuation and supplemental valuation list1907-1912Whitehaven
SPUW/1/7Minute book1880-1882Whitehaven
SPUW/7/2Register of deathsPlease use microfilm JAC 1650 in place of the original1856-1905Whitehaven
SPUW/13/19Daniel McCartney, age 14, of Whitehaven to Henry Nesbitt of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as a shoemaker31 Dec 1857Whitehaven
SPUW/15/3/2Valuation and supplemental valuation list1907-1914Whitehaven
SPUW/8Whitehaven Rural Sanitary Authority and Highway BoardWhitehaven
SPUW/8/9Rural Sanitary Authority letter book1878-1881Whitehaven
SPUW/13/25Edward Parker, age 15, of Whitehaven to John Lancaster of Distington, to serve apprenticeship as a spade and edge tool maker29 Aug 1861Whitehaven
SPUW/11/1Minute book1917-1920Whitehaven
SPUW/11/2Letter book1918-1920Whitehaven
SPUW/12Rough Minute Books1853-1888Whitehaven
SPUW/6/16Letter book1917-1919Whitehaven
SPUW/6/22Letter book1927-1928Whitehaven
SPUW/3/35Register of share transfers1872-1891Whitehaven
SPUW/4Records of Employees1897-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/7/11Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1747 in place of the original1915-1919Whitehaven
SPUW/13/31James Whinneray, age 14, of Egremont to John Croasdale of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as a coachbuilder5 Apr 1866Whitehaven
SPUW/13/20Thomas Flinn, age 15, of Whitehaven, to George Smith of Hensingham, to serve apprenticeship as a blacksmith8 Apr 1858Whitehaven
SPUW/13/29Joseph Whinneray, age 13, of Whitehaven to John Jackson of Cleator, to serve apprenticeship as a tailor22 Feb 1866Whitehaven
SPUW/13/18William Atkinson, age 13, of Egremont to John Sharp, of St. Bees to serve apprenticeship as a tailor25 Jun 1857Whitehaven
SPUW/5/5'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1911-1913Whitehaven
YDX 135Whitehaven Union WorkhousePlans showing proposed heating and water heating installations at Whitehaven Union Workhouse.1926Whitehaven
SPUW/3/3General ledger1884-1886Whitehaven
SPUW/8/6Rural Sanitary Authority general ledger1889-1892Whitehaven
SPUW/1/20Minute book1919-1922Whitehaven
SPUW/8/8Rural Sanitary Authority parochial ledger1881-1889Whitehaven
SPUW/7/24Lady visitors' report book1894-1928Whitehaven
SPUW/5/11'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1925-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/6/2Letter book1886-1890Whitehaven
SPUW/6/10Letter book1910-1911Whitehaven
SPUW/6/11Letter book1911-1912Whitehaven
SPUW/3/33Unemployment relief account book1922-1924Whitehaven
SPUW/6/1aLetter book1878-1881Whitehaven
SPUW/13/26John Noble, age 14, of St. Bridgets to Thomas Moore of Preston Quarter, to serve apprenticeship as a stonemason22 May 1862Whitehaven
SPUW/6/21Letter book1926-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/13/1William Lucas, age 14, of Preston Quarter to Thomas White of Whitehaven to serve apprenticeship as shoemaker [fragile]6 May 1847Whitehaven
SPUW/7/10Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1746 in place of original1913-1915Whitehaven
SPUW/7/14Admission and discharge register1926-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/7/5Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1652 in place of the original1901-1902Whitehaven
SPUW/6/1bLetter book1881-1886Whitehaven
SPUW/13/27Jonathan Irvin, age 15, of Preston Quarter to Thomas Moore of Preston Quarter, to serve apprenticeship as a stonemason22 May 1862Whitehaven
YDX 400/86Scanned copies of photographs of the Workhouse, Whitehaven3 views of rooms and staff.1940Whitehaven
SPUW/7/3Register of births and deaths (deaths to 1944 only)1939-1954Whitehaven
SPUW/7/29Harrington Cottage Home: register of children1924-1931Whitehaven
YDX 400/85Scanned copies of photographs taken at Whitehaven WorkhouseThe nursery section of the Workhouse Hospital. Photograph taken at Christmas time.1920sWhitehaven
SPUW/3/30Treasurer's receipt and payment book1926-1928Whitehaven
SPUW/5/2'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1903-1905Whitehaven
SPUW/13/28William Bowness, age 14, of Preston Quarter to James Thompson of Lamplugh, to serve apprenticeship as a blacksmith20 Apr 1865Whitehaven
SPUW/7/28Notice as to casual paupersc.1925Whitehaven
SPUW/5/7'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1914-1919Whitehaven
DH/264/1Probate copy of will of James Bellman senior of Whitehaven22 Mar 1881Whitehaven
SPUW/2/1Finance Committee minute book1912-1922Whitehaven
SPUW/5/10'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1923-1925Whitehaven
SPUW/3/16General ledger1910-1913Whitehaven
SPUW/3/9General ledger1896-1898Whitehaven
SPUW/3/11General ledger1900-1902Whitehaven
SPUW/3/13General ledger1904-1906Whitehaven
SPUW/3/14General ledger1906-1908Whitehaven
SPUW/3/15General ledger1908-1910Whitehaven
SPUW/3/18General ledger1916-1919Whitehaven
SPUW/3/20General ledger1922-1925Whitehaven
SPUW/3/26Parochial ledger1915-1927Whitehaven
SPUW/3/6General ledger1891-1892Whitehaven
SPUW/8/11Highway Board general ledger1879-1895Whitehaven
SPUW/8/12Highway Board parochial ledger1879-1895Whitehaven
SPUW/13/5James Craner, age 14, of Preston Quarter to Thomas Trohear of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as a clog and pattern maker18 Jan 1855Whitehaven
SPUW/9/3Letter book, mainly re applications for sanatorium benefit1917-1920Whitehaven
SPUW/13/6John Benson, age 13, of Whitehaven to John Kinley of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship in sea service; Includes copy birth certificate and report19 Jul 1855Whitehaven
SPUW/13/22William Horrocks, age 14, of Preston Quarter to Joseph Peel of Frizington, to serve apprenticeship as a tailor12 Apr 1860Whitehaven
SPUW/8/10Highway Board minute book (continued from 1894 as committee of Rural District Council)1871-1895Whitehaven
SPUW/13/13James Elliott, age 13, of Preston Quarter to Matthew Bewley of Distington, to serve apprenticeship as a blacksmith. Includes copy birth certificate19 Jun 1856Whitehaven
SPUW/14/1Judgement from Chancery Division: Bootle Guardians v Whitehaven Guardians as to which union Seascale formed part of.8 May 1903Whitehaven
SPUW/1/15Minute book1903-1905Whitehaven
SPUW/7/8Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1746 in place of the original1910-1912Whitehaven
SPUW/1/17Minute book1909-1912Whitehaven
SPUW/1/18Minute book1912-1915Whitehaven
SPUW/3/12General ledger1902-1904Whitehaven
SPUWWhitehaven Poor Law UnionMinute books 1860-1931
Committee minute books 1908-1921
Letter books 1878-1930
Accounts 1877-1930
Records of employees 1897-1930
Pauper apprenticeship indentures 1847-1868

Workhouse:
Register of births 1856-1930
Register of deaths 1856-1905
Admission and discharge registers 1893-1962
Master's reports and journals 1922-1926

Children's homes:
Register of children 1924-1931
Outdoor relief lists 1839-1841
Register of boarded-out children 1910-1929
Records of Whitehaven Rural Old Age Pensions Sub-Committee 1908-1921 (reference SPUW 9)
1839-1962Whitehaven
SPUW/10/1Minute book2 Dec 1915-10 Feb 1916Whitehaven
SPUW/5/6'Form A' book: statistics of indoor and outdoor relief1913-1914Whitehaven
SPUW/7/15Admission and discharge register1930-1937Whitehaven
SPUW/7/31House Mother's report book1932-1933Whitehaven
SPUW/7/27Residents' savings account register1960-1961Whitehaven
SPUW/7/23Master's report and journal1924-1926Whitehaven
SPUW/13/17John Riley, age 16, of Whitehaven to John Phillipson of Thornthwaite to serve apprenticeship as a bobbin maker. Includes copy birth certificate18 Jun 1857Whitehaven
SPUW/13/2Francis Trousdale, age 15, of Preston Quarter to Robert Waddle, Master of the Bahia, of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship in sea service8 Feb 1849Whitehaven
SPUW/7/34Register of boarded-out children1910-1929Whitehaven
SPUW/2/8Boarding Out Committee minute book1911-1930Whitehaven
SPUW/13/36Thomas Johnston, age 14, of Whitehaven to Mary Ann Elliot of Eskdale, to serve apprenticeship as a bobbin manufacturer31 Dec 1868Whitehaven
SPUW/2/5House Committee minute book1928-1931Whitehaven
SPUW/1/23Guardians' attendance book1901-1910Whitehaven
SPUW/2/4House Committee minute book1919-1928Whitehaven
SPUW/4/2Union: register of officers' salaries1927-1929Whitehaven
SPUW/6/13Letter bookThis book was also used for the Allerdale Above Derwent Distress Committee, the Whitehaven District Committee of the Cumberland Insurance Committee, and the Sun Square & Compasses Lodge of Whitehaven Freemasons1912-1915Whitehaven
SPUW/15/1/1Rate Book1908Whitehaven
SPUW/6/5Letter book1898-1901Whitehaven
SPUW/7/22Master's report and journal1922-1924Whitehaven
SPUW/13/7John Palmer, age 14, of Ennerdale & Kinniside to William Partington of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship as boot and shoemaker; Includes copy birth certificate13 Sep 1855Whitehaven
SPUW/13/3William Thompson, age 14, of Whitehaven to George Nelson, Master of the Capella, of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship in sea service30 Aug 1849Whitehaven
SPUW/7/16Admission and discharge register1937-1944Whitehaven
SPUW/7/12Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1747 in place of the original1919-1922Whitehaven
SPUW/7/13Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 1747 & 1748a in place of the original1922-1926Whitehaven
SPUW/7/9Admission and discharge registerPlease use microfilm JAC 17501912-1913Whitehaven
SPUW/12/1Rough minute book, Board of GuardiansContains inserted at back :
Deed of Charge upon the Poor Rates to secure £7000 and interest for erection of workhouse Whitehaven Guardians to the Secretary of the Public Works Loans Commissioners, 7 April 1853
Jan 1887-Mar 1888Whitehaven
SPUW/13/10Joseph Brownrigg Candlish, age 14, of Whitehaven to John Cowman, owner of the Scipio of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship in sea service. Includes copy baptism certificate20 Mar 1856Whitehaven
SPUW/13/15Rechab Sheerwood, age 14, of Whitehaven to John Stoup, master of the Wilson of Whitehaven, to serve apprenticeship in sea service. Includes copy birth certificate and report14 Aug 1856Whitehaven
SPUW/13/34William Bonner, age 15, of Preston Quarter to Mary Ann Elliot of Eskdale, to serve apprenticeship as a bobbin manufacturerWilliam Bonner, age 15, of Preston Quarter to Mary Ann Elliot of Eskdale, to serve apprenticeship as a bobbin manufacturer31 Dec 1868Whitehaven
SPUW/10Whitehaven Rural District Local Tribunal for Exemption from Military Service1915-1916Whitehaven
SPUW/1/1Minute bookIncludes a page of details about the administration of the workhouse during the 18th century. 1860-1863Whitehaven
SPUW/7/17Admission and discharge registerGives name, date admitted, date discharged, reference to other register, observations1944-1948Whitehaven
SPUW/7/20Register of inmatesArranged alphabetically. Gives address from where admitted; name and address of next of kin; date of birth; description (usually occupation); religious creed; date of admission; date of discharge; how discharged; remarks.1930-1940Whitehaven
SPUW/7/21Register of inmatesArranged alphabetically. Gives address from where admitted; name and address of next of kin; date of birth; description (usually occupation); religious creed; date of admission; date of discharge; how discharged; remarks.1940-1947Whitehaven
SPUW/7/19Admission and discharge register, Part III. accommodationGives name; date of admission and from where admitted; date of discharge and to where discharged; and observations.1956-1962Whitehaven
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