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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Paddington289 Harrow Road, Paddington
PembrokeWoodbine House, Pembroke
Pewsey1 Wilcot Road, Bowling (Green) Way [or Bowling Alley], Pewsey
PlomesgatePlomesgate House, Wickham Market RD
Pontardawe84 Brecon Road, Pontardawe
Pontefract1 Paradise Gardens, Tanshelf, Pontefract
Poplar & Stepney Distrct Sick Asylum73a Devons Rd, Bow
Portsea/Portsmouth265 Milton Road, Portmouth
PotterspuryThe White House, Yardley Gobion
Prescot1, Warrington Road, Whiston
Preston32 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston
Prestwich72 Delaunays Road, Manchester 8
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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