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Nazareth House, Blackburn, Lancashire

The Nazareth House on Preston New Road, Blackburn, was opened at around the time of the First World War in a property previously known as Beardwood Cliff. Like most other Nazareth Houses, it provided accommodation for orphan and destitute children and for the elderly poor. The provision for children ended after the Second World War.

The Nazareth House building no longer stands. The site is still in the hands of the Sisters of Nazareth and is now occupied by the Larmenier Retirement Village, the first of the organisation's new style of accommodation for the elderly.


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  • Sisters of Nazareth Archive, Sisters of Nazareth Archive, Nazareth House, 169-175 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8DB. The archivist is Christine Hughes. The archive contains material from the very beginnings of the order in the 1850s up until the present day. The archive is not open to the public and does not have facilities for personal searchers, although exceptions can be made for Sisters and for academic researchers. Enquiries are welcomed by post only for privacy and confidentiality reasons and replies are by also letter. There is no fee for dealing with enquiries, although donations to the Sisters are appreciated.