Useful Resources

Web Sites

If you want to find out more about workhouses and the Poor Laws in general, we recommend the following sites:

The Rossbret Workhouse Homepage - Covers all aspects of the Poor Law, along with details and photographs of the UK's Union Workhouses. They also have a mailing list.

Peter Higginbotham's Workhouse Site - Covers all aspects of the Workhouse, with maps of the various unions.

Medway Council's Cityark Entries on the Local Workhouses - This page gives an introduction to the local workhouses, as well as details of the records they have and how to view them.

Records

Workhouse Records

Records of the workhouse and its inmates are held at the Medway Studies Centre, whose contact details are as follows:

Medway Studies Centre
Civic Centre
Strood
Kent
United Kingdom
ME2 4AU

Tel: +44 (0)1634 332 714

Fax: +44 (0)1634 297 060

e-mail: local.studies@medway.gov.uk or archives@medway.gov.uk

There may well be more details on the local council's website.

Local Register Office

The local register office for births, marriages and deaths is in Chatham. The contact details are:

Chatham District Register Office
Ingleside
114 Maidstone Road
Chatham
Kent
United Kingdom
ME4 6DJ

Tel: +44 (0)1634 844073 (0930 - 1600 GMT/BST)

Fax: +44 (0)1634 840165

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