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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Wakefield90 Park Lodge Lane, Wakefield
Wandsworth77 Swaffield Road, Wandsworth
Warminster33 Sambourne, Warminster
Warrington99 Guardian Street, Warrington
Watford60 Vicarage Road, Watford
Wellington (Shropshire)181-2 Holyhead Road, Wellington
WellsRowden's House, Glastonbury Road, Wells
West Bromwich88 Hallam Street, West Bromwich
West Derby107a Rice Lane, Walton, Liverpool
West Ham13 Union Road, Leytonstone
Westbury and WhorlesdownEden Lodge, Westbury
Westbury on Severn1 High Street, Westbury on Severn
Westminster49 Poland Street, Westminster
Wigan75 Frog Lane, Wigan
WheatenhurstAt Eastington
Whitechapel (South Grove)2a South Grove, Mile End Road
WillesdenTwyford Lodge, Willesden
WiltonKingsway House, Wilton
Winchester1d Upper Stockbridge Road (later became 1 St Paul's Hill), Winchester
Wokingham41 Barkham Road, Wokingham
Wolverhampton376 Wolverhampton Road, Heath Town, Wolverhampton
Woolwich79b Tewson Road, Woolwich
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia


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