The Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales Workhouse is a free site with a history of the workhouse, photographs, and transcribed list of staff and inmates from the 1881 census of the Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales Workhouse.


What is a Workhouse?

Workhouses were traditionally places where the working poor and those unable to sufficiently support themselves were offered a place to live and work in exchange for food and shelter. By the end of the 19th century, they hosted many of the elderly and infirm instead of less fortunate working people.


Free Video or Books for Sale is a site authored by Peter Higginbotham and has records from Workhouses across the UK including England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Watch “The History of the Workhouse with Peter Higginbotham” at FindMyPast for a history of the Workhouses or visit his website and see the books he’s published.


3 responses to “Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales Workhouse”

  1. What happened to the records for Bedwellty Workhouse aka The Spike for 1876. Visited Gwent Archives but they didn’t have them.

  2. Hi my grandmother was born in bedwetting in 1896 her father my great grandfather was Job Edward Harrhy they moved to bournemouth early 1900’s my father now deceased was born Brian Paul Harrhy in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Boscombe Bournemouth on the 20th December 1936 .my brother and I assure dad did we took the name West as grandma married 3 times but never told my father who is real father was ,so in hindsight I am a Harrhy just want any feed back .my great grandfather married a Elizabeth Vaughn.


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