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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Calne77 Curzon Street, Calne
Cambridge81a Mill Road, Cambridge
Cannock202 Wolverhampton Road, Cannock
Cardiff30a Cowbridge Road, Cardiff
Carlisle2 Broad Street, Carlisle
Carmarthen1 Penlan Road, Carmarthen
ChaileyPouchlands House, Honeypot Lane, East Chiltington
Chapel-en-le-FrithThe Elms, Manchester Road, Chapel en le Frith
ChardSunnylands, Crewkerne Road, Chard
Chelmsford48 Wood Street, Chelmsford
Chelsea250 King's Road. (Later 2 Arthur Street?)
Chester57 Hoole Lane, Chester
Chesterfield12A Newbold Road, Chesterfield
Chippenham1 Rowden Hill, Chippenham
Chipping Norton26 London Road, Chipping Norton
Chipping Sodbury244 Station Road, Chipping Sodbury
Chorley152 Eaves Lane, Chorley
Chorlton20 Nell Lane, Withington
ChristchurchFairmile House, Jumpers Road, Christchurch
Cirencester24 Querns Hill, Cirencester
City of London (Homerton)42 Clifden Road, Clapton, Hackney
City of London (Union Informary)2a Bow Road, London
City of Westminster (St George's prior to 1913)387 Fulham Road, SW
Cleobury MortimerCharlton House, Catherton Road, Cleobury Mortimer
ClitheroeCoplow View, Clitheroe
Clun13 Union Street, Bishop's Castle
CluttonCambrook House, Temple Cloud
Colchester14 Pope's Lane, Colchester
Conway12 Waen Terrace, Conway
Cookham112 St Mark's Road, Maidenhead
Coventry6 or 11 London Road, Coventry
CroydonClarke's Croft (or 66a) Queens Road, Croydon
Croydon (Union Infirmary)76 Eridge Road, Croydon; from 1939, 39 Woodcroft Road
Cunninghame Combination1 Bartonholm Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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