1891

Children's, homes, residential schools and orphanages in England, Wales and Scotland

in 1891

 

 

The importance of education in 1891

 

A series of Education Acts from 1870 onwards, meant that free education was offered to children. before this time, education was generally only available to those who could afford governesses or places in fee-paying schools.

 

In 1880, education for children was made compulsory up to the age of ten. Many of the institutions of 1891 listed below were thus having to offer schooling for their residents. Some children may have gone to local schools for this, but most, it would seem, were offered teaching in-house. The number of those instituted listed below which have taken the word 'school' in their title, reflects this.

 

Aberdeenshire

Ayrshire

Bedfordshire

Berkshire

Breconshire

Cheshire 

Cornwall

Cumberland

Denbighshire

Derbyshire

Devon

Doset

Dumfriesshire

Dunbartonshire

Durham

East Lothian

Essex

Fife

Flintshire

Forfarshire

Glamorganshire

Gloucestershire

Guernsey

Hampshire

Herefordshire

Hertfordshire

Invernessshire

Jersesy

Kent

Lanarkshire

Lancashire

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

London

London Essex

London Kent

London Middlesex

London Surrey

Middlesex

Midlothian

Norfolk

Northamptonshire

Northumberland

Nottinghamshire

Oxfordshire

Perthshire

Renfrewshire

Roxburghshire

Somerset

Staffordshire

Stirlingshire

Suffolk

Surrey

Sussex

Warwickshire

Wiltshire

Wigtownshire

Worcestershire

Yorkshire (East Riding)

Yorkshire (North Riding)

Yorkshire (West Riding) 

 

 

Key

 

RD - Regstration DIstrict

 

Resid - number of residents in 1891. This could include children and residential staff.

 

 

Aberdeenshire

 

Albyn Place Female Orphan Asylum

Old Machar Aberdeenshire

RD: Aberdeen. Resid: 42 

What is an asylum?

 

Castle Terrace Sick Childrens' Hospital,

St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire

RD: St Nicholas. Resid: 87 

 

Home for Girls

Old Machar Aberdeenshire

RD: Aberdeen. Resid: 17

 

Whitehall Industrial School

Old Machar, Aberdeenshire

RD: Aberdeen. Resid: 85 

What is an industrial school?

 

Ayrshire

 

Rock Vale House Children's Home

Stevenston, Ayrshire

RD: Stevenston. Resid: 38 

 

Canal Bank Children's Home

Stevenston, Ayr

RD: Stevenston. Resid: 40 

 

Girls' Industrial School

Ayr, Ayrshire

RD: Ayr Resid: 46 

What is an industrial school?

 

 

Bedfordshire

 

Beds Reformatory

Turvey, Bedfordshire

RD: Bedford. Resid: 57 

What is a reformatory?

 

Children's Home

Luton, Bedfordshire

RD: Luton. Resid: 17

 

Girls' Home

Bedford Eastern Ward, Bedfordshire

RD: Bedford. Resid: 15

 

Orphanage & Deaconesses Home

Bedford Eastern Ward, Beds

RD: Bedford. Resid: 22 

 

St Francis Home Orphanage For Boys

Shefford, Bedfordshire

RD: Biggleswade. Resid: 81 

What is an orphanage? 

 

 

Berkshire

 

Boys' Home

Clewer, Berkshire

RD: Windsor. Resid: 51 

 

Children's Home 

Cookham, Berkshire 

RD: Cookham Resid: 7 

 

Gerald Villas Girls Home

Clewer, Berkshire

RD: Windsor. Resid: 7

 

Waifs & Strays

Thatcham, Berkshire

RD: Newbury Resid: 33

Information on Wairs and Strays

 

 

Breconshire 

 

Dinas Orphan Home

Brecknock St David, Breconshire

RD: Brecknock. Resid: 7 

 

Cheshire

 

Christ Church Home For Girls & Boys

Birkenhead, Cheshire

RD: Birkenhead. Resid: 36

 

Girls' Certified Industrial School

Stockport, Cheshire, 

RD: Stockport. Resid: 70 

What is an industrial school?

 

Girls' Home

Birkenhead, Cheshire

RD: Birkenhead. Resid: 9

 

Girls' Home

Hale, Cheshire

RD: Altrincham. Resid: 58

 

Girls' Training House

Sale, Cheshire

RD: Altrincham. Resid: 27

What is a training home? 

 

Home For Waifs & Strays

Kingsley Hall, Kingsley, Cheshire

RD: Runcorn. Resid: 43 

Information on Wairs and Strays

 

Reformatory School

Bradwall, Cheshire

RD: Congleton. Resid: 78 

What is a reformatory school?

 

The Children's Convalescent Home

Little Meolse, Cheshire

RD: Wirral. Resid: 35 

More on convalescent homes

 

Wirral Children's Hospital

Birkenhead, Cheshire

RD: Birkenhead. Resid: 43 

 

 

Cornwall

 

Nanzeglos Orphanage

Madron, Cornwall

RD: Penzance. Resid: 10 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Cumberland

 

The Orphan Girls' Home

Whitehaven, Cumberland

RD: Cumberland. Resid: 16 

Denbighshire

 

Howells Orphan School

Denbigh, Denbighshire 

RD: St Asaph. Resid: 69 

 

Derbyshire 

 

Cherry Tree Orphanage 

Totley, Derbyshire

RD: Ecclesall Bierlow. Resid: 57 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Children's Hospital

St Alkmund, Derbyshire

RD: Derby. Resid: 36 

 

Railway Servant Orphanage

St Werburgh, Derbyshire

RD: Derby. Resid: 3 

What is an orphanage? 

 

The Orphanage

St Werburgh Derbyshire

RD: Derby. Resid: 13 

What is an orphanage? 

 

The Orphanage

Moston Cheshire

RD: Chester. Resid: 12 

What is an orphanage? 

 

 

Devon 

 

British Seamen's Orphan Boys' Home

Brixham, Devon

RD: Totnes. Resid: 58 

 

Ceritified Industrial Home

Merton, Devon

RD: Torrington. Resid: 20 

What is an industrial school?

 

Coombe Dennis Orphanage

High Week, Devon

RD: Newton Abbott. Resid: 28 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Girls' Industrial School

Exeter, Devon

RD: Exeter. Resid: 21 

What is an industrial school?

 

Girls Reformatory 

St Sidwell, Devon

RD: Exeter. Resid: 51

What is a reformatory?

 

Industrial Homes

Kenton, Devon

RD: St Thomas. Resid: 25 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial School 

Exminster, Devon

RD: St Thomas. Resid: 74 

What is an industrial school?

 

Reformatory School 

Brampford Speke, Devon

RD: St Thomas. Resid: 33 

What is a reformatory school?

 

Rose Hill Hospital for Children

St Mary Church, Devon 

RD: Newton Abbot. Resid: 14 

 

Royal Dockyard Orphanage 

Devonport, Devon

RD: Stoke Damerel. Resid: 16 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Martha's Orphanage

St Sidwell, Devon

RD: Exeter. Resid: 29 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Vincent Orphanage Roman Catholic 

Tormoham, Devon

RD: Newton Abbot. Resid: 59 

What is an orphanage? 

 

The Orphanage

St Mary Church, Devon

RD: Newton Abbot. Resid: 59 

What is an orphanage? 

 

 

 

Dorset

 

The Orphanage 

Iwerne Minster, Dorset

RD: Shaftesbury. Resid: 19 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Dumfriesshire

 

Girls Training Laundry

Dumfries, Dumfriesshire

RD: Dumfries. Resid: 8

What is a training home? 

 

Dunbartonshire

 

Glasgow Chapelton Girls' Reformatory

New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire

RD: New Kilpatrick. Resid: 27

What is a reformatory?

 

Durham

 

 

Deans Home For Girls

Westoe, Durham

RD: South Shields. Resid: 14

 

Friendless Girls House

Gateshead, Durham

RD: Gateshead. Resid: 10

 

Girls' Reformatory School

Bishop Wearmouth, Durham

RD: Sunderland. Resid: 43

What is a reformatory school?

 

Children's Home

Bishop Auckland, Durham

RD: Aucklane. Resid: 19 

 

Rose Villa & Children's Institution 

Datrlington, Durham 

RD: Darlington. Resid: 8 

 

Greens Home Industrial School 

Westoe, Durham 

RD: South Shields. Resid: 64 

What is an industrial school?

 

House For FriendLess Girls

Framwellgate, Durham

RD: Durham. Resid: 10

 

The Moor Orphan Asylum

Sunderland, Durham

RD: Sunderland. Resid 49 

What is an asylum?

 

Girls' Industrial School

Bishop Wearmouth, Durham

RD: Sunderland. Resid: 66 

What is an industrial school?

 

East Lothian

 

St Joseph's Industrial School Tranent, Tranent, Haddingtonshire, East Lothian

RD: Tranent. Resid: 74 

What is an industrial school?

 

Essex

 

Hospital for Soldiers' Wives and Children

St Boltoph Essex

RD: Colchester. Resid: 11

 

Children's Home

Edmonton, Essex

RD: Edmonton. Resid: 29 

 

Industrial School

Halstead, Essex

RD: Halstead. Resid: 77

What is an industrial school?

 

Fife

 

Children's home 

Auchtermuchty, Fife

RD: Auchtermuchty. Resid: 17 

 

Orphanage Buildings

Wemyss, Fife

RD: Wemyss. Resid: 17 

What is an orphanage? 

Flintshire

 

Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital 

Rhuddland, Flintshire

RD: St Asaph. Resid: 64 

 

Mrs Gladstone's Orphanage

Hawarden, Flintshire

RD: Chester. Resid: 28 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Forfarshire 

 

Baldovan Institution for Imbecile & Orphan Children 

Strathmartine, Forfarshire

RD: Strathmartine. Resid 93 

 

Rossie Reformatory

Craig, Forfarshire (Angus)

RD: Craig. Resid: 83 

What is a reformatory?

 

Dale Cottage Industrial School

St Vigeans, Forfarshire RD: Arbroath. Resid: 30 

What is an industrial school?

 

Glamorganshire

 

HMS Havannah Industrial School

St Mary Cardiff, Glamorganishire 

RD: Cardiff. Resid: 80 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial Home for Girls 

Oystermouth, Glamorganishire 

RD: Gower. Resid: 21 

What is an industrial school?

 

Reformatory School

Neath, Glamorganshire

RD Neath. Resid: 62

What is a reformatory school?

 

Truant Industrial School 

Llansamlet Lower, Glamorganshire

RD: Swansea. Resid: 48 

What is an industrial school?

 

 

Gloucestershire 

 

Asylum for Poor Orphan Girls

St James and St Paul Out, Gloucestershire

RD: Barton Regis. Resid: 46 

What is an asylum?

 

Boys' Home

St Philip & St Jacob Out, Gloucestershire

RD: Barton Regis. Resid: 17


Boys Orphan Asylum

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

RD: Cheltenham. Resid:  17

What is an asylum?

 

Canadian Home For Girls Certified Home

Clifton, Gloucestershire

RD: Barton Regis. Resid: 23

 

Certified Industrial School

Bristol, Gloucestershre 

RD: Bristol. Resid:  75 

What is an industrial school?

 

Children's Hospital

Longford Gloucestershire

RD: Gloucester. Resid:  38 

 

Girls' Home

Barton St Mary, Gloucestershire

RD: Gloucester. Resid: 22

 

Girls' Home

Bristol, Gloucestershire

RD: Bristol. Resid: 20

 

Girls' Industrial House

Clifton, Gloucester

RD: Barton Regis. Resid:  26 

What is an industrial school?

 

Home For Sick Children

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 

RD: Cheltenham. Resid:  29 

 

Hospital for Sick Children and Women

Bristol, Gloucestershire

RD: Bristol. Resid:  94 

 

Home For Crippled Children

Clifton. Gloucestershire

RD: Barton Regis. Resid:  31 

 

Red Lodge Reformatory

Bristol, Gloucestershire 

RD: Bristol. Resid:  46 

What is a reformatory?

 

Reformatory School

Oldland, Glooucestershire 

RD: Keynsham. Resid:  82 

What is a reformatory school?

 

Reformatory School

Hardwick, Gloucestershire 

RD: Wheatenhurst. Resid:  71 

What is a reformatory school?

 

The Orphanage

Bisley, Gloucestershire

RD: Stroud. Resid:  15 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Working Boys' Home

Bristol, Gloucestershire

RD: Bristol. Resid: 23

What is a working boys home?

 

Guernsey

 

Girls' Home

St Peter Port, Guernsey

RD: Guernsey. Resid: 22

 

Hampshire

 

Children's Nursing Home

Chipping Barnet, Hertforshire 

RD: Barnet. Resid: 9

 

Children's Home 

Alverstoke, Hampshire

RD: Alverstoke. Resid: 53 

 

East Stoke House Training Home For Girls

South Hayling, Hampshire

RD: Havant. Resid: 14

What is a training home? 

 

Hants Reformatory

Eling Hampshire

RD: New Forest. Resid: 88 

What is a reformatory?

 

Hants Female Orphan Asylum

Southamppton, Hampshire

RD: Southampton. Resid: 57

What is an asylum? 

 

Home Of Good Shepherd Training Home For Young Girls

Southampton, Hampshire

RD: Southampton. Resid: 12

What is a training home? 

 

Industrial School 

St Mary Kalender, Hampshire 

RD: Winchester. Resid: 94 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial Home Girls & Matrons

Fareham, Hampshire

RD: Fareham. Resid: 32

What is an industrial school?

 

House For Sick Children

Portsea, Hampshire

RD: Portsea Island. Resid: 17 

 

Industrial School

Andover, Hampshire

RD: Andover. Resid: 11 

What is an industrial school?

 

Purbrook Industrial School for Boys 

Farlingham, Hampshire

RD: Havant. Resid: 79 

What is an industrial school?

 

Talbot Home Near Winton for Waifs and Strays

Holdenhurst, Hampshire

RD: Christchurch. Resid: 20

Information on Wairs and Strays

 

Training Home For Girls

Portsea, Hampshire

RD: Portsea Island. Resid: 10

What is a training home?

 

Herefordshire 

 

Girls' Orphanage 

Tupsley, Herefordshire

RD: Hereford. Resid: 26 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Orphans' House Girls

Leominster Borough, Herefordshire 

RD: Leominster. Resid: 18

 

Orphans' House Boys

Leominster Borough, Herefordshire 

RD: Leominster. Resid: 22 

 

St Vincent's Orphanage

Hereford Herefordshire 

RD: Hereford. Resid: 63

What is an orphanage?  

 

The Orphanage 

Eardisley, Herefordshire

RD: Kington. Resid: 12 

What is an orphanage? 

Hertfordshire

 

Convalescent Hospital For Children  

AldenhamHerfordshire 

RD: Watford. Resid: 34 

More on convalescent homes

 

Industrial School

Stapleford, Hertfordshire

RD: Hertford. Resid: 11 

What is an industrial school?

 

Reformatory School 

Bengeo, Hertfordshire

RD: Hertford. Resid: 55 

What is a reformatory school?

 

St Saviour's Orphanage

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

RD: Hitchen. Resid: 24 

What is an orphanage?  

 

Invernessshire

 

Highland Orphanage

Inverness, Invernessshire 

RD: Inverness. Resid: 54 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Jersey

Industrial School

St Martin, Jersey

RD: Jersey. Resid: 103

What is an industrial school?

 

Jersey Orphans' House 

Grouville, Jersey

RD: Jersey. Resid: 117  

 

Kent

 

Branch Of The Southwark Boys' Orphanage, St Lawrence, Kent

RD: Thanet. Resid: 33

What is an orphanage? 

 

Children's House

St Lawrence, Kent 

RD: Thanet. Resid: 22

 

Children's Home And A Cottage 

Woodchurch, Kent

RD: Tenterden. Resid: 12 

 

Dover House C K Training Home For Girls

Ramsgate, Kent

RD: Thanet. Resid: 24

What is a training home? 

 

Gordon Boys' Orphanage

St James, Kent

RD: Eastry. Resid: 61 

More about Gordon homes

 

Gordon Home for Orphans

Birchington, Kent

RD: Thanet. Resid: 25 

More about Gordon homes

 

Industrial School 

Thanington, Kent

RD: Bridge. Resid: 12 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial School

Maidstone, Kent

RD: Maidstone. Resid: 11 

What is an industrial school?

 

Roman Catholic Working Girls Institute

Charlton, Kent

RD: Eastry.

What is a working girls home?

 

St Barnabas Orphanage 

Chiselhurst, Kent

RD: Bromley. Resid 17 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Mary Magdalen Home for Children 

Folkestone, Kent

RD: Elham. Resid: 40

 

St Michael's Orphanage

Chislehurst, Kent

RD: Bromley. Resid:  49 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Peter's Orphan & Convalescent Home

St Peter's, Kent

RD: Thanet. Resid: 91

More on convalescent homes 

 

Training Home For Girls

Maidstone. Kent

RD: Maidstone. Resid: 22

What is a training home? 

 

Lanarkshire

 

Catholic Children's Refuge

Glasgow, Lanarkshire

RD: Camlachie. Resid: 84 

 

Whiteinch House Girls' Orphanage

Govan, Lanarkshire

RD: Partick. Resid: 31 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Lancashire

 

Alsops Boys Home

Manchester, Lancashire

RD: Manchester. Resid: 8

 

Boys' Home

Blackburn, Lancashire

RD: Blackburn Resid: 28

 

Boys' Home

Broughton, Lancashire

RD: Salford. Resid: 95

 

Boys' Home

Liverpool, Lancashire

RD: Liverpool. Resid: 37

 

Boys' Refuge and Schools

Liverpool, Lancashire

RD: Liverpool. Resid: 146

 

Chadwicks Orphanage

Tonge with HaulghLancshire 

RD: Bolton. Resid: 47 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Children's Nursery

Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire 

RD: Barton upon Irwell. Resid: 34 

 

Clio Boys' Home

Liverpool, Lancashire

RD: Liverpool. Resid: 16

 

Cornbrook Orphanage

Hulme, Lancs

RD: Chorlton. Resid: 8 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Friendless Girls' Home

Preston, Lancashire

RD: Preston. Resid: 4

 

Girls' Home

Broughton, Lancashire

RD: Salford. Resid: 83

 

Gordon Boys Home

Chorlton upon Medlock, Lancashire

RD: Chorlton. Resid: 31

More about Gordon homes

 

Home For Destitute Children 

Everton, Lancashire 

RD: West Derby. Resid: 20

 

House For Destitute Children

Bootle cum Linacre, Lancashire 

RD: West Derby. Resid: 19 

 

Industrial School

St Ann's, Formby, Lancashire

RD: Ormskirk. Resid: 197 

What is an industrial school?

 

House for Girls

Liverpool, Lancashire

RD: Liverpool. Resid: 18

 

Liverpool Charity Mission & Home For Orphans Toxteth Park Lancashire

RD: Toxteth Park. Resid: 15 

 

New Boys' Home

Everton, Lancashire

RD: West Derby. Resid: 65

 

Ragged School

Everton, Lancashire

RD: West Derby. Resid: 22 

What is a ragged school?

 

Reformatory School For RC Girls

West Derby, Lancashire 

RD: West Derby Resid: 72 

What is a reformatory school?

 

St Agnes Orphanage for Girls 

Kirkdale, Lancashire 

RD: West Derby. Resid: 14

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Joseph's Orphanage and Convent

Preston, Lancs

RD: Preston. Resid: 64 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Josephs Girls Home

Manchester, Lancashire

RD: Manchester. Resid: 21

 

St Mary's Industrial School for Girls 

Kirkdale, Lancashire

RD: West Derby. Resid: 75 

What is an industrial school?

 

The North Of England Children's Sanatorium North Meols, Lancashire 

RD: Ormskirk. Resid: 52 

What is a sanatorium?

 

The West Derby Orphanage

West Derby, Lancashire

RD: West Derby. Resid: 23 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Toxteth Reformatory For Girls 

Toxteth Park, Lancashire

RD: Toxteth Park. Resid: 63 

What is a reformatory school?

 

Toxteth Park Girls' Industrial School

Toxteth Park, Lancashire

RD: Toxteth Park. Resid: 57

What is an industrial school? 

 

Training Home For Girls

Toxtech Park, Lancashire

RD: Toxteth Park. Resid: 15

What is a training home? 

 

 

 

 

 

Leicestershire 

 

Female Orphanage And Asylum

Leicester, Leics 

RD: Leicester. Resid: 20 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Mary Magdalene Refuge & Friendless Girls House

Leicester, Leicecstershire

RD: Leicester. Reid: 33

 

Lincolnshire 

 

Girls' Orphanage Training House

St Martin, Lincs

RD: Lincoln. Resid: 14 

What is an orphanage? 

 

London

 

German Orphan Asylum

Hackney, London

RD: Hackney. Resid: 37 

What is an asylum?

 

The Reformatory

Hampstead London

RD: Hamostead. Resid: 60

What is a reformatory school?

 

London Essex

 

Eastfield House Orphan School For Girls

Walthamstow,London, Essex

RD: West Ham. Resid: 35 

 

Hospital Home For Children

Walthamstow, London Essex 

RD: West Ham. Resid: 6 

 

Knighton Home For Girls

Woodford, London Essex

RD: West Ham. Resid: 27

 

The Children's Home Of The Good Shepherd Industrial School

Leyton, London Essex

RD: West Ham Resid: 63 

 

 

 

London Kent 

 

Boys' Home

Woolwich. London Kent

RD: Woolwich Resid: 49

 

Boys' Industrial House

Lewisham London Kent

RD: Lewisham. Resid: 45 

What is an industrial school?

 

Boys' Orphanage 

Lewisham London Kent

RD: Lewisham. Resid: 48 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Girls' Industrial Home

Lewisham, London, Kent

RD: Lewisham.Resid: 30 

What is an industrial school?

 

Home & Infirmary For Sick Children

Lewisham, London Kent

RD: Lewisham. Resid: 54 

 

Home For Blind Children

Hampstead London Kent 

RD: Hampstead. Resid: 27 

 

 

London Middlesex 

 

A Home for Girls

Fulham, London Middx

RD: Fulham. Resid: 7

 

Alexandra Orphanage

Islington London Middlesex

RD: Islington. Resid: 175 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Boys' Home

Bloomsbury, London Middx

RD: St Giles. Resid: 98

 

Boys' Home

St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars and St George The, London Middx

RD: Holborn. Resid: 26

 

Boys' Home

St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars and St George The, London Middx

RD: Holborn. Resid: 27

 

Clergy Orphan School

St Marylebone, London Middx

RD: Marylebone. Resid: 195 

 

Home for Girls

Paddington, London Middx

RD: Paddington. Resid: 13

 

Home For Waifs & Strays

St Marylebone, London, Middx

RD: Marylebone. Resid: 43 

Information on Wairs and Strays

 

Mount Hermon Orphanage

Hampstead, London Middx

RD: Hampstead. Resid: 21 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Ragged School 

St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars and St George  London Middlesex

RD: Holborn. Resid: 91

What is a ragged school?

 

Revd Dr Stainer's Home For Deaf & Dumb Children 

Padington London Middx

RD: Padddington. Resid: 24 

 

Miss Mc Pherson's Home for Children

Hackney London Midx 

RD: Hackney. Resid: 48

 

St Mary Orphanage

Hammersmith, London Middx

RD: Fulham. Resid: 60 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Agnes Orphanage for Girls

Kensington London Middx 

RD: Kensignton. Resid: 28 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Barnabas Orphanage

St George Hanover Square, London Middx

RD: St George Hanover Square. Resid: 48 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Training School For Girls

Kensington, London Middx

RD: Kensington. Resid: 26

What is a training school? 

 

Field Lane Girls' Industrial School 

Hamopstead, London Middx

RD: Hampstead. Resid: 90 

What is an industrial school?

 

Gordon Boys' Home

St George in the East, London, Middx

RD: St George in the East. Resid: 49

More about Gordon homes


Guards Industrial Home 

Westminster, London Middx

RD: St George Hanover. Resid: 56

What is an industrial school?

 

Trewent Industrial House For Girls

Hampstead, London Middx

RD: Hampstead. Resid: 49 

What is an industrial school?

 

Children's Hospital

Paddington, London Middx

RD: Paddington. Resid: 36 

 

Hospital for Sick and Incurious Children Chelsea Londoon Middx

RD: Chelsea. Resid: 61 

 

Invalids' House for Children

St Marylebone, London Middx

RD: Marylebone. Resid. 1644

 

Sailors' Orphan Girls School & Home

Hampstead, London Middx 

RD: Hampstead. Resid: 94 

 

St Ann's Catholic Orphanage

St Marylebone, London Middlesex

RD: Marylebone. Resid: 42 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Working Boys' Home

Spitalfields, London Middx

RD: Whitechapel. Resid: 94

What is a working boys home?

 

Working Girls' House

Hackney, London Middx

RD: Hackney. Resid: 29

What is a working girls home?

 

Training Home for Girls

Hammersmith, London Middx

RD: Fulham. Resid: 16

What is a training home? 

 

London Surrey

 

Allhallows Boys' Home

St Saviour Southwark, London, Surrey

RD: St Saviour Southwark. Resid: 13

 

Boys' Home

Lambeth, London, Surrey

RD: Lambeth. Resid: 15

 

Children's Home

Arona House, Putney, London, Surrey 

RD: Wandsworth. Resid: 23 

 

Girls' Home

Lambeth, London Surrey

RD: Lambeth. Resid: 32

 

Hambro Orphanage for Girls

Putney, London, Surrey

RD: Wandsworth. Resid: 28

What is an orphanage? 

 

Home for Girls

Newington, London Surrey

RD: St Saviour Southwark. Resid: 7


London & South West Railway Servants' Orphanage 

Lambeth, London, Surrey

RD: Lambeth. Resid: 25 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Orphanage 

Bow or Stratford Le Bow, London, Surrey

RD: Poplar. Resid: 25 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Mary's Boys' Orphanage and Choir School

Streatham, London, Surrey

RD: Wandsworth. Resid: 21

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Mary's Orphanage

Putney, London, Surrey

RD: Wandsworth. Resid: 20 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Peter's Orphanage

London, Surrey

RD: Lambeth. Resid: 20

What is an orphanage? 

 

Training Home For Girls

Dorking, Surrey

RD: Dorking. Resid: 14

 

Working Girls' Home

Christchurch Southwark. London Surrey

RD: St Saviour Southwark. Resid: 47

What is a working girls home?

 

Middlesex

 

Female Orphanage

Hampton, Middlesex

RD: Kingston. Resid: 95 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Children's Hospital 

Harrow, Middx

RD: Hendon. Resid: 17

 

Children's Home

Tottenham, Middlesex 

RD: Edmonton.Resid: 10  

 

Children's Homes

Edmonton, Middlesex

RD: Edmonton. Resid: 23 

 

Harringay Villa Home For Girls

Hornsey, Middlesex

RD: Edmonton. Resid; 19

 

Industrial Cottage, Heston, Middx

RD: Brentford. Resid: 37

What is an industrial school?

 

Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Girls

Chiswick, Middlesex

RD: Brentford. resid: 46

 

Middlesex Industrial School For Girls

Bedfont, Middx

RD: Staines. Resid: 17 

What is an industrial school?

 

Mount Hermon Girls Orphanage

Willesden, Middx

RD: Hendon. Resid: 100 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Myrtle Cottage Children Home

Hornsey, Middx 

RD: Edmonton. Resid: 11 

 

Orphan School for Young Girls 

Kensington, Middx 

RD: Kensington. Resid: 21 

 

 

Midlothian

 

Children's Shelter

New North or West St Giles, Midlothian

RD: St Giles. Resid: 42

 

Female Industrial Home

Park House Duddingston, Midlothian

RD: Portobello. Resid: 17

What is an industrial school?

 

Girls' Home

Inveresk, Midlothian

RD: Inveresk & Musselburgh. Resid: 19

 

Girls' House Of Refuge Ardmillan Terrace

St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, Midlothhian

RD: St George. Resid: 29


Industrial School 

South Leith, Midlothian

RD: St Andrew Edinburgh. Resid: 84 

What is an industrial school?

 

Lochrin Orpganage 

St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, Midlothian

RD: St George. Resid: 18 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Maryfield (Orphan Home)

South Leith, Midlothian 

RD: Canongate. Resid: 23 

 

Victoria Industrial School For Girls

South Leith, Midlothian

RD: South Leith. Resid: 60 

What is an industrial school?

 

Viewforth Orphanage 

St Cuthbert, Edinburgh Midlothian

RD: Newington, Resid: 20 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Norfolk 

 

All Hallows Orphanage 

DitchinghamNorfolk 

RD: Loddon. Resid: 29

What is an orphanage? 

 

Boys' Home

Norfolk, Great Yarmouth

RD: Yarmouth. Resid: 37

 

Boys' Home

Norwich, Norfolk

RD: Norwich. Resid: 49

 

Buxton Reformatory

Marsham, Norfolk

RD: Aylsham. Resid: 69

What is a reformatory school?

 

Eastern Counties Children's Convalescent Home

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

RD: Yarmouth. Resid: 17 

More on convalescent homes

 

Girls' Home

Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk

RD: Henstead. Resid: 11

 

Industrial School And Orphanage

Fakenham, Norfolk

RD: Walsingham. Resid: 80

What is an industrial school? 

 

Jenny Lind Infirmary for Sick Children Norwich, Norfolk

RD: Norwich. Resid: 30 

Northamptonshire

 

Tiffield Reformatory 

Tiffield, Northamptonshire

RD: Towcester. Resid: 50 

What is a reformatory school?

 

Orphanage for Girls

St Giles, Northants

RD: Northampton. Resid: 26 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Nazareth House Home for Aged Poor & Orphans

Northampton, Northants

RD: Northampton. Resid: 91 

More on Nazareth homes

 

Northumberland 

 

Abbot Memorial Orphanage

Jesmond, Northumberland

RD: Newcastle upon Tyne. Resid: 65

What is an orphanage? 

 

Fleming Children's Hospital

Jesmond, Northumberland

RD: Newcastle upon Tyne. Resid: 69 

 

Industrial School 

Plenmeller, Northumberland

RD: Haltwhistle. Resid: 26 

What is an industrial school?

 

Philipson Memorial Orphanage

Jesmond, Northumberland

RD: Newcastle upon Tyne. Resid: 68

What is an orphanage? 

 

Nottinghamshire

 

Argyle Terrace Gordon Home For Destitute Boys

ST Mary, Nottinghamshire

RD: Nottingham. Resid: 27

More about Gordon homes

 

Children's Hospital

St Nicholas, Nottinghamshire

RD: Nottingham. Resid: 48 

 

Midland Orphanage & Girls' Training Home

Lenton, Nottinghamshire

RD: Nottingham. Resid: 33 

What is an orphanage? 

 

The Orphanage

Beeston, Notts

RD: Basford. Resid: 52 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Oxfordshire

 

Clyde House Boys' Home

Kingham, Oxfordshire

RD: Chipping Norton. Resid: 47

 

Durham House Boys Home

Kingham, Oxfordshire

RD: Chipping Norton. Resid: 40

 

Plymouth House Field Farm Boys Home

Kingham, Oxfordshire

RD: Chipping Norton. Resid: 15

 

Sheffield House Boys Home

Kingham, Oxfordshire

RD: Chipping Norton. Resid: 25

 

ST Orphanage

Oxford, Oxfordshire 

RD: Oxford. Resid: 27

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Michaels Orphanage 

WroxtonOxfordshire 

RD: Banbury. Resid: 21  

What is an orphanage? 

 

Perthshire

 

Village Orphanage

Kenmore, Perthshire

RD: Kenmore. Resid: 9 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Wellshill Industrial School For Girls

East Church, Perthshire 

RD: Perth. Resid: 71 

What is an industrial school?

 

 

Renfrewshire 

 

Carnegie Park Orphanage

Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire

RD: Kilmalcolm. Resid: 19 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Home For Friendless Girls

Greenock, Renfrewshire

RD: West Greenock. Resid: 22

 

Roxburghshire

 

The Orphan Home

St Boswells, Roxburgshire 

RD: St Boswells. Resid: 5 

 

Somerset

 

Children's Convalescent Home Wellington Somersett 

RD: Wellington. Resid: 9 

More on convalescent homes

 

Certified Industrial School for Girls

Bath, Somerset

RD: Bath. Resid: 87 

What is an industrial school?

 

Dioscesan Home for Waifs and Strays Frome, Somerset 

RD: Frome. Resid: 43 

Information on Wairs and Strays

 

Industrial Home

Walton in Gordano, Somerset 

RD: Bedminster. Resid: 31 

What is an industrial school?

 

Macaulay Buildings Orphan Home

Bath, Somerset

RD: Bath. Resid: 28

 

Sutcliffe Industrial School for Boys

Bath, Somerset

RD: Bath. Resid: 35 

What is an industrial school?

 

Staffordshire

 

County Industrial Home

Stafford, Staffordshire

RD: Stafford. Resid: 48 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial Farm 

CaverwallStraffordshire. 

RD: Cheadle. Resid: 8 

What is an industrial school?

 

Maryvale Orphanage

Handsworth, Staffordshire

RD: West Bromwich. Resid: 99 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Stirlingshire

 

Home For Destitute Children

Stirling, Stirlingshire 

RD: Stirling. Resid: 19 

 

Falkirk Certified Industrial School 

Falkirk, Stirlinghsire 

RD: Falkirk. Resid: 63 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial School for Girls

Stirling, Stirlingshire

RD: Stirling. Resid: 22

What is an industrial school?

 

Suffolk

 

Girls Training Home

Wrentham, Suffolk

RD: Blything. Resid: 12

 

Hope House Orphanage

St Clement, Sufffolk

RD: Ipswich. Resid: 43 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Reformatory for Girls

St Matthew, Suffolk

RD: Ipswich. Resid: 66 

What is a reformatory?

 

St Faiths Home Girls

Woolpit, Suffolk

RD: Stow. Resid. 5

 

Working Girls' Home

St Nicholas, Suffolk

RD: Ipswich. Resid: 15

 

 

Surrey 

 

Children's Home

Reigate Foreign, Surrey

RD: Reigate. Resid: 14 

 

Children Convalescent Home

Croydon Surrey

RD: Croydon 

More on convalescent homes

 

Clayton House Orphans' Home 

Epsom, Surrey

RD: Epsom. Resid: 74 

 

Girls Home Whitehall Farm

Reigate, Surrey

RD: Reigate. Resid: 17

 

Girls' Orphanage

Reigate Surrey

RD Reigate. Resid: 17 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Log House Children's Home 

Frensham, Surrey

RD: Farnham. Resid: 32 

 

Metropolitan Convalescent Institution Childrens Branch

Kingston Surrey

RD: Kingston. Resid: 30

More on convalescent homes

 

M C L Home for Girls and Boys
Chertsey, Surrey
RD: Chertsey. Resid: 21

 

St Mary's Industrial School 

Croydon, Surrey 

RD: Croydon. Resid: 112 

What is an industrial school?

 

The Orphanage 

Woodmansterne Surrey

RD: Croydon. Resid: 9 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Temperance Orphanage

Sunbury, Middlesex Surrey

RD: Staines. Resid: 61

What is an orphanage? 

 

Sussex 

 

All Saints Orphanage

Hasting, Sussex

RD: Hastings. Resid: 30

What is an orphanage? 

 

Bognor Boys' Home

South Bersted, Sussex

RD: Westhampnett. Resid: 39

 

Chailey Industrial School 

Chailley, Sussex

RD: Lewes. Resid: 63 

What is an industrial school?

 

Children's Home

East Chiltington. Sussex

RD: Lewes. Resid: 5 

 

Convalescent House Children

Hastings, Sussex

RD: Hastings. Resid: 70

More on convalescent homes

 

 

Female Orphan Asylum

Brighton, Sussex

RD: Brighton. Resid: 57

What is an asylum?

 

Home for Children

Hastings Sussex 

RD: Hastings. Resid: 5

 

Home For Orphan Boys

Brighton, Sussex

RD: Brighton. Resid: 44 

 

Industrial School

Brighton, Sussex

RD: Brighton. Resid: 10

What is an industrial school?

 

Royal Alexandra Hospital For Sick Children Brighton, Sussex

RD: Brighton. Resid: 77

 

Star Orphanage

Hastings, Sussex

RD: Hastings. Resid: 24

What is an orphanage? 

 

Warwickshire 

 

Girls’ Orphanage School

Coventry Holy Trinity, Warwickshire

RD: Coventry. Resid. 31 

 

Industrial School 

Fillongley, Warwickshire

RD: Meriden. Resid: 3 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial School

Aston, Warwickshire

RD: Aston. Resid: 68

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial Home for Girls

Old Stratford, Warwickshire

RD: Stratford. Resid: 15 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial Home

Coventry Holy Trinity, Warwickshire

RD: Coventry. Resid: 35 

What is an industrial school?

 

Institution For Friendless Girls

Birmingham, Warwickshire

RD: Birmingham Resid: 22

 

St Phillip's Orphanage

Birmingham, Warwickshire 

RD: Birmingham. Resid: 51 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Warwickshire Reformatory for Boys

Weston under WhetherlyWarwickshire 

RD: Warwick. Resid: 98

What is a reformatory?

Wigtownshire

 

Girls' Industrial School 

Penninghame, Wigtownshire

RD: Penninghame. Resid: 58 

What is an industrial school?

 

Wiltshire 

 

Boys' Orphanage

Warminster, WIltshire 

RD: Warminster. Resid: 15 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Children's Home

Charlton, Wiltshire

RD: Malmesbury. Resid: 13 

 

Girls’ Orphanage

Warminster, Wiltshire

RD: Warminster. Resid: 30 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Reformatory School

Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

RD: Bradford on Avon. Resid: 65

What is a reformatory school?

 

Hilton Industrial Home For Girls

South Newton, Wiltshire

RD: Wilton. Resid: 12 

What is an industrial school?

 

St Michaels Home For Motherless Girls

Shalbourn, Wiltshire

RD: Hungerford. Resid: 21

 

Worcestershire

 

Boys' Home

Hanley Castle, Worcestershire

RD: Upton on Severn. Resid: 13

 

Industrial School 

Madresfield, Worcestershire

RD: Upton on Severn. Resid. 20 

What is an industrial school?

 

Reformatory 

Shelsley Beauchamp, Worcestershire

RD: Martley. Resid: 48 

What is a reformatory?

 

St Edwards Orphanage

Mathon, Worcestershire

RD: Ledbury. Resid: 55 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Stoke Reformatory

Stoke Prior, Worcestershiore 

RD: Bromsgrove Resid: 88 

What is a reformatory?

 

Yorkshire (East Riding)

 

Children's Home

Trinity Micklegate, Yorkshire (East Riding)

RD: York. Resid: 57 

 

Children's Shelter 

Sculcoates, Yorkshire (East Riding)

RD: Sculcoates. Resid: 9

 

Clarendon House West Home For Friendless Girls

Holy Trinity and St Mary, Yorkshire (East Riding)

RD: Hull. Resid: 7

 

Girls' Industrial School Institution

Cottingham, Yorkshire (East Riding) RD: Sculcoates. Resid: 61 

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial School 

Linthorpe, Yorkshire (East Riding) RD: Middlesborough. Resid: 64 

What is an industrial school?

 

Sick Children's Hospital 

Sculcoates, Yorkshire (East Riding) 

RD: Sculcoates. Resid: 19 

 

York Industrial Girls' School

St Maurice, Yorkshire (East Riding)

RD: York. Resid: 52 

What is an industrial school?

 

 

Yorkshire (North Riding)

 

Castle Howard Reformatory School

Welburn, Yorkshire (North Riding)

RD: Malton. Resid: 100

What is a reformatory school?

 

Orphanage & Sisters' Home

Ormesby, Yorkshire (North Riding)

RD: Middlesbrough. Resid: 29 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Yorkshire (West Riding) 

 

Boys' Home

Warley, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Halifax. Resid: 30

 

Boys Refuge Institution

Leeds, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Leeds. Resid: 34

 

Boys Working Home

Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Ecclesall Bierlow. Resid: 43

 

Certified Industrial School for Girls Leeds, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Leeds. Resid 90 

What is an industrial school? 

 

Children's Hospital 

Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire (West Riding) RD: Ecclesall Bierlow. Resid: 38

 

Children's Hospital

Manningham, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Bradford. Resid: 65 

 

Crossley & Porters Orphan Home Sanitorium

Skircoat, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Halifax. Resid: 34

What is a sanatorium?

 

Firshill Orphanage

Brightside Bierlow, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Sheffield. Resid: 31 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Girls' Home

Manningham, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Bradford. Resid: 15

 

Girls' Training Home

 Mannngham, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Bradford. Resid: 26

 

Girls Training School

Sheffield, Yorkshire (WestRiding)

RD: Sheffield. Resid: 23

 

Girls' Home

Rotherham, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Rotherham. Resid: 7

 

House Of Help For Friendless Girls

Sheffield, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Sheffield. Resid: 13

  

Industrial Home 

Aismunderby with Bondgate, Yorkshire (West Riding) RD: Ripon. Resid: 30

What is an industrial school?

 

Industrial Home

Huddersfield, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Huddersfield. Resid: 15  

What is an industrial school?

 

Nutters Orphanage Institution

Horton, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Bradford. Resid: 29 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Reformatory 

Doncaster, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Doncaster. Resid: 51

What is a reformatory?

 

St Mary's Convent & Orphanage

Leeds, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Leeds Resid: 85 

What is an orphanage? 

 

St Vincent Home For Boys Elmwood House

Leeds, Yorkshire (WestRiding)

RD: Leeds. Resid: 50

 

Sheffield Orphan Homes

Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire (West Riding) RD: Ecclesall Bierlow. Resid: 51 

 

The Orphanage

Ilkley, Yorkshire (West Riding)

RD: Wharfedale. Resid: 20 

What is an orphanage? 

 

Women & Children's Hospital

Leeds Yorkshire (West Riding

RD: Leeds. Resid: 28

 

 

 

What is an asylum?

 

Asylum is commonly used today to mean a place of safety sought by a refugee. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, however, it had a different meaning. An asylum was commonly a residential institution for the care, primarily of people with mental health issues or mental illness. However, it was also used as a place for broader issues, such as poverty and destitution. While it is possible that children in the institutions listed above had mental health issues, it is far more likely that the asylums were providing accommodation for a much wider range of children, children whose parents could simply no longer look after them, abandoned children, children with physical illness or disability.  

 

 

What is a sanatorium?

 

Sanatoroiums were a development in the nineteenth century - institutions primarily for the care of people with tuberculosis (TB). However, by the late nineteenth century, they had taken on a more general meaning as well, a broad term for a place of care. So, while the sanatoriums listed above may have been initially for the care of children with TB, it is likely that the children accommodated at this time may not have had TB, it is possible that they had no medical function at all.

 

What is a training home?

 

Training homes and training schools were generally terms for industrial schools, perhaps industrial schools that had not gone through the formal process to be certified as an industrial schools. For more about industrial schools, please click the link. What is an industrial school?

 

What is a working boys/girls home?

 

A working boys' or working girls' home is for older children (older than the compulsory schooling age of 10 in 1891). The young people go out to work and then use their earning to pay for their board and lodging in the home.