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Camberwell Poor Law Union, Surrey Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

A detailed history of the parish workhouse and later Union Workhouses may be found at Peter Higginbotham's web site: and at Camberwell St Giles Workhouse

Constituent Parishes[edit | edit source]

Camberwell St Giles, Surrey Camberwell Camden Chapel, Surrey Camberwell Christ Church, Surrey Camberwell Emmanuel, Surrey Camberwell St George, Surrey Herne Hill, Surrey Peckham St Mary Magdalen, Surrey

Parish workhouse records
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Poor Law Union records
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Deposited at the London Metropolitan Archives

Camberwell Board of Guardians
Dates : 1835-1939

Records of Camberwell Poor Law Parish, 1835-1939, including minutes of meetings of the Board of Guardians and various Committees; financial accounts; staff records; correspondence and orders from Government departments; general correspondence; plans of Gordon Road Workhouse; settlement examinations; orders of removal to and from other Unions; registers of lunatics; registers for the old and new Workhouses on Havil Street, the Gordon Road Workhouse and the Constance Road Workhouse; list of old age pensioners admitted to institutions; apprenticeship indentures and registers; registers of children sent to external schools and registers of children attending children's homes including Peckham Children's Homes.

Records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.