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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Malmesbury1 Bristol Road, Brokenborough
MaltonSpring Hall, Castlegate, Malton
Manchester123 (later 223) Crescent Road, Crumpsall
Mansfield105 Stockwell Gate, Mansfield
Marlborough4 The Common, Marlborough
Medway42 Magpie Hall Road, Chatham
MelkshamSemington Lodge, Melksham
MereCastle Street, Mere
Meriden1 Maxstoke Lane, Meriden
Merthyr Tydfil44 Thomas Street, Merthyr, Glamorgan
Middlesbrough101 St Barnabas Road, Middlesbrough
Mile End Old TownThe Lodge, Bancroft Road, Mile End
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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