England, History of Education London District Workhouse Schools (National Institute)

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Chart: London District Workhouse Schools[edit | edit source]

District Name Dates Constituent Poor Law Unions
Brentwood 1877-1885 St. Leonard Shoreditch
Central London 1849-1930 St. Saviour Southwark
City of London
Finsbury 1868-1869 St. James Clerkenwell
St. Luke Finsbury
Forest Gate 1868-1897 Whitechapel
Hackney (until 1877)
Kensington & Chelsea 1876-1930 St. Mary Abbots, Kensington
St. Luke Chelsea
North Surrey 1849-1930 Wandsworth
South Metropolitan 1849-1902 St. Mary Magdalen Bermondsey
St. Mary Rotherhithe
St. Giles Camberwell
St. Olave Southwark
St. Mary Newington
West London 1868-1930 St. George Hanover Square
St. James Paddington
  • The number of these schools fell after the 1870 Education Act.


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