Workhouse Addresses

In 1904, the Registrar General decided that where a child was born in the workhouse, there need no longer be any indication of this on the birth certificate. Instead, the place of birth could be recorded as an ordinary street address, either a real one or a pseudonymous one invented for the purpose. The aim of this was to avoid any future stigma that might otherwise arise from the revelation of one's lowly place of birth. From around 1920, the same practice was later also adopted for the death certificates of those who died in the workhouse.

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Freebridge Lynn1 Old Swaffham Road, Gayton
FoleshillLittle Heath, Foleshill
Frome29 Weymouth Road, Frome, Somerset
Fulham103 St Dunstan's Road, Fulham
Fylde1 Derby Road, Wesham
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia

 



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