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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Darlington90-108 Yarm Road, Darlington Co. Durham
Dartford37 West Hill, Dartford
Daventry34 London Road, Daventry
DerbyBoundary House, Derby
Devizes7 Commercial Road, Devizes
Dewsbury58 Heald's Road, Staincliffe
DevonportFord House, Wolseley Road, Devonport
DockingThe Red House, Docking
DoncasterSpringwell House, Springwell Lane, Balby
Dorchester4/8 Damers Road, Dorchester
Dorking2 Horsham Rd, Dorking, Surrey
Dover75-77 Union Street, Dover
DownhamThe Howdale Home, Downham Market
DraytonQuarry House, 4 Common Edge, Little Drayton
Driffield19 Bridlington Road, Driffield
Dudley10 Burton Road, Sedgley
Dunmow1 Chelmsford Road, Great Dunmow
Durham37 Crossgate, Durham
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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