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BOOK - The Workhouse Encyclopedia [United Kingdom]
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2012)

Hardcover...49.95 (C$)

Compiled by Peter Higginbotham, one of Britain’s foremost experts on the subject, it covers everything from the 1725 publication An Account of Several Workhouses to the South African Zulu admitted to Fulham Road Workhouse in 1880. With hundreds of fascinating anecdotes, plus priceless information for researchers including workhouse addresses, useful websites and archive repository details, maps, plans, original workhouse publications and an extensive bibliography, it will delight family historians and general readers alike.

Contents include:
  • Introduction
  • Timeline of Workhouse and Poor Law History
  • A-Z Encyclopedia [292 pages]
  • Appendices
    • Poor Relief Statistics for England and Wales
    • Poor Relief Statistics for Ireland
    • Poor Relief Statistics for Scotland
    • Pre-1834 Workhouses in England
    • New Poor Law Institutions in England and Wales
    • Metropolitan Asylums Board 1869-1930
    • Post-1838 Poor Law Institutions in Ireland
    • Post-1838 Poor Law Institutions in Scotland
    • Post-1845 Parish Houses in Scotland
    • Maps of Poor Law Unions in England and Wales
    • Maps of Poor Law Unions in Ireland
    • Maps of Statutory Poorhouse Locations in Scotland
    • Poor Law Archive Repositories in teh United Kingdom and Ireland
    • Places to Visit
    • Some Useful Websites
    • The Consolidated General Order, 1847
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive guide to every aspect of workhouse life.

Peter Higginbotham's titles include A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse, Life in a Victorian Workhouse - Pitkin Guide, Voices from the Workhouse, The Workhouse Cookbook, The Workhouse Encyclopedia, Workhouses of the Midlands, and Workhouses of the North.

478 Pages
6.75 X 9.50"
Table of Contents
Notes Bibliography Photos and Illustrations
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2012)
ISBN: 9780752470122

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