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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UnionAddress
Taunton9 Trinity Terrace, Taunton
Thetford1 Barnham Cross Common, Thetford
Thorne1 Union Road, Thorne
TisburyMonmouth House, West Tisbury
Torrington257 New Street, Torrington
Totnes13 Plymouth Road, Totnes
Tynemouth50 Preston Road, North Shields
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia

 



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