Workhouses is a free website authored by Peter Higginbotham which details the history of workhouses in the UK, including England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

 

His site includes Workhouse Locations, Workhouse Rules, Workhouse Census Records, Workhouse Births & Baptisms, Workhouse Death Records, and more.

 

The site has pages for workhouses across the UK with records for each workhouse/poor law union.

 
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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.
 
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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.

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