Thank you very much for this! I need to learn to look at the other entries on a form like this, not just the person I am interested in, there are clues there.
The pointers you have given are very helpful, and I believe that there are records I can check both online and at the local history centre. For interest, I think the parish was considered Clerkenwell which was where the family lived, not where the workhouse was.
Onwards, the research never ends! Many thanks again