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.

Click below on the first letter of the Union name that you're interested in.
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   K   L   M   N   O   P   R   S   T   U   W   Y  
Abingdon2 Oxford Road, Abingdon
AlresfordTichborne Down House, Alresford
Alton59 Anstey Road, Alton
AltrinchamCranford Lodge, Bexton Road, Knutsford
AlverstokePark House, Park Road, Alverstoke
Ampthill1 Dunstable Street, Ampthill
Andover45 Junction Road, Andover
Ashton-under-Lyne1 Fountain Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
Aston1 Union Road, Erdington
Aston(Union Infirmary) 18 Highcoft Road, Erdington
AlderburyTower House, Coombe Road, East Harnham
AmesburySouth Hill, Amesbury
Ashby de la Zouch1 Nottingham Road, Ashby dela Zouch
AshbourneThe Stone House, Belle Vue Road, Ashbourne
Atherstone189 Long Street, Atherstone
Auckland100 Cockton Hill, Bishop Auckland
AxbridgeIlex Lodge, West Street, Axbridge
AxminsterBox House, Musbury Road, Axminster
Aylesbury100 Bierton Hill, Aylesbury
AylshamSt Michael's Buildings, Aylsham
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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