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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Hatfield1 Union Lane, Hatfield
Hastings40 Frederick Road, Hastings
HeadingtonHill House, London Road, Headington
HendonRedhill House, Edgware
Henley78 West Hill/Street, Henley-on-Thames
Highworth and Swindon8 Highworth Road, Stratton St Margaret
Holbeach13 Turnpike Road, Fleet, Lincolnshire. Also known as The Shrubbery.
Holbeck2 Lane End Place, Holbeck, Leeds; Later South Lodge, Lane End Place, Holbeck
Holborn (Union Infirmary)Archway House, Archway Road, Islington
HonitonMarlpits House, Honiton
Huddersfield - Crosland Moor291a Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield
Huddersfield - Deanhouse61 Deanhouse, Holmfirth
Hull188 Anlaby Road, Hull
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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