Keys to the Past

Auckland Union Workhouse, Oaklands Hospital, Bishop Auckland (Bishop Auckland)

The site of Oaklands Hospital was originally used as the Bishop Auckland Workhouse from around 1837 (1). During the First World War the site was used as a military hospital. This was also the case during WW2 though there was the addition of 12 gable roofed huts built for the purpose of housing PoW's (2). These were still in use by the later emergency hospital.

Reference number:D9017
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Event(s):Survey of Harperley POW Camp, Craigside, County Durham 2004; Archaeological Services Durham University

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bishop Auckland

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