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.
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Bakewell3 Baslow Road, Bakewell
Banbury192 Warwick Road, Banbury
Barnet17 Wellhouse Lane, Barnet
Barnsley80 Gawber Road Barnsley
Barnstaple19 Alexandra Road, Barnstaple
Barrow-in-Furness1 Rampside Road, Barrow in Furness
Barrow-upon-Soar240 Leicester Road, Mountsorrel
Basford100 Highbury Vale (later 121 Highbury Road), Bulwell, Nottingham
BathFrome Road House, Odd Down, Bath
Bedford3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford
BiggleswadeGreat North Road House, London Road, Biggleswade
Blackburn129 Haslingden Road, Blackburn
Bradford-on-AvonThe Square, Avoncliff
Barton Regis100 Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol
Barton-upon-Irwell21 Green Lane, Patricroft, Eccles
Bethnal GreenWaterloo House, Waterloo Road, Bethnal Green
Beverley41 The Woodlands, Westwood, Beverley
BicesterMarket End House, Bicester
BiggleswadeGreat North Road House, Biggleswade
Birmingham1 Western Road, U.D.
Birmingham (Union Infirmary)77 or 99 Dudley Road, U.D.
Birkenhead56 Church Road, Tranmere
Bishops Stortford2 Haymeads Lane, Bishop's Stortford
Blackburn129 Haslingden Road, Blackburn
BlythingThe Red House, Bulcamp-cum-Blythburgh Rural District
BoltonFishpool House, Bolton
Boston35 Skirbeck Rd, Boston
BourneWell Head House, St Peter's Road, Bourne
BrackleyThe Home, Banbury Road, Brackley
Bradford217 Horton Lane, Little Horton
Bramley3 Green Hill Road, Bramley
BrentfordWarkworth House, Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex
Brentford (Union Infirmary)30 Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex
Bridgnorth1 Innage Lane, Brignorth
Brighton250 Elm Grove, Brighton
Bristol100 Manor Road, Fishponds, Bristol
Bromsgrove12a (later 165a) Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove
Buckingham19 Stratford Road, Buckingham
BucklowCranford Lodge, Bexton Road, Knutsford
Burnley (Primrose Bank Infirmary)118 Briercliffe Road, Burnley
Burton-upon-Trent145 Belvedere Road, Burton-upon-Trent
Bury380 Rochdale Old Road, Bury (also 1 Broad Oak Lane, Bury?)
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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