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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East PrestonNorth View, East Preston
East Retford1 Leverton Road, East Retford
Eastry2 Mill Lane, Eastry
Ecclesall Bierlow32 Union Road, Ecclesall, Sheffield
Edmonton77 Bridport Road, Edmonton UD
ElhamHill House, Lyminge
ElyTower House, Cambridge Road, Ely
Epping42 The Plain, Epping
EpsomMiddle House, Dorking Rd, Epsom
ErpinghamBeckham House, West Beckham, Nr Gresham, Holt
EtonAlbert House, Albert Street, Slough
Evesham5 Avonside, Hampton, Evesham
Exeter14 (later 77) Heavitree Road, Exeter
Exeter (Children's Home)79 Heavitree Road, Exeter
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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