Reference code(s): ACC/2912
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: GORDON ROAD WORKHOUSE, CAMBERWELL
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.05 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Camberwell Board of Guardians
Gordon Road Workhouse x Camberwell Reception Centre
Camberwell became a Poor Law Parish on 28 October 1835, overseen by an elected Board of Guardians. In 1878 the Camberwell Board of Guardians constructed a new workhouse on Gordon Road. It was intended to house 743 able bodied inmates. Males chopped wood or broke stones; while females were employed in laundry work.
In 1930 the Gordon Road Workhouse was taken over by the London County Council and became the Camberwell Reception Centre for homeless men. The building has now been converted to flats.
Scope and content/abstract:
Register of deaths at the Gordon Road Workhouse, Camberwell, 1880-1907.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright: City of London
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received in 1991 (Acc/2912).
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
For other registers and minutes of the Gordon Road Workhouse see the papers of the Camberwell Board of Guardians, references CABG/123-131 and CABG/176-184.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: April to June 2009