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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Salford92 Eccles New Road, Salford
Salford (Union Infirmary)2 Stott Lane / 91 Eccles Old Road, Salford
SamfordTattingstone House, Tattingstone
Sculcoates160 Beverley Road, Hull
ShardlowThe Grove, Shardlow
Sheffield (Fir Vale)2/12 Smilter Lane [later Herries Road], Sheffield
SheppeyCliff House, Minster
Shepton MalletWest End House, West Shepton
Shoreditch204 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch
Skipton16 Gargrave Road, Skipton
Solihull1 Lode Lane, Solihull
Southampton154 St Mary Street, Southampton
Southampton (Union Infrmary)1a Chilworth Road, Shirley Warren, Southampton
South Molton1 North Road, South Molton
South Shields1 Moor Lane, West Harton, Harton R.D.; later given as 169 Harton Lane, South Shields
SouthwellGreet House, Southwell
St George's (City of Westminster from 1913)387 Fulham Road, SW
St George's (City of Westminster from 1913)20 Wallis's Yard, Buckingham Palace Road
St George in the East (Stepney from 1925)3 Raine Street, E1
St Luke's1a Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton (or Shoreditch)
St Marylebone1 Northumberland Street, London W; 2 Luxborough Street, St Marylebone
St Olave (Union Infirmary)48a Lower Road, Rotherhithe
St Olave (Institution for Elderly)82 Ladywell Road, Lewisham
St Pancras4 Kings Road, St Pancras
St Pancras (Union Infirmary)199 Dartmouth Park Hill
St Saviour's (Union Infirmary)72a East Dulwich Grove
Stepney (Bromley)50a St Leonard's Street
Stepney (Ratcliffe)45a Barnes Street
Stepney (casual ward)121 Maroon Street
Steyning2 Upper Shoreham Road, Kingston-by-Sea, Shoreham
Stockton-on-Tees50 Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees
Stratford-on-Avon50 Arden Street, Stratford-on-Avon
Strood2 Gun Lane, Strood
Stroud1 Bisley Road, Stroud
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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