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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/2912
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1880-1907
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.05 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Camberwell Board of Guardians
Gordon Road Workhouse x Camberwell Reception Centre


Administrative/Biographical history:

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 & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One volume

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1991 (Acc/2912).

Allied Materials

Related material:

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.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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

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