New! Info on 1000s of former children's homes/orphanages/reformatories etc.
The Workhouse evokes the grim Victorian world of Oliver Twist, but its story is a fascinating mix of social history, politics, economics and architecture. This site is dedicated to the workhouse — its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets. Use the sidebar or Search box to find information. New on — Dublin/Rathdown Workhouse Admission & Discharge Registers (1840-1919) — searchable by name!
Workhouse Myths! Was it really just gruel, gruel, gruel?? Read the truth behind ten of the most common misconceptions.
Jeremy Corbyn's great-great-grandfather, was the despotic master of the Farnham workhouse.
New - Information on 1000s of children's homes, orphanages, reformatories, industrial schools, training ships etc.
Voices From The Workhouse Diverse writing by those with first-hand knowledge — as inmate, staff, official, visitor, or under-cover journalist. More....
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The Workhouse Encyclopedia. A fully illustrated A to Z plus fact-filled appendices of workhouse locations, statistics, maps, records, museums etc.

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