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Carlisle Training Home, Carlisle, Cumberland

The Carlisle Training Home for Girls was established in 1883 by the Diocese of Carlisle. It occupied premises at 48 Abbey Street, Carlisle, where up to eleven girls could be accommodated. The home took poor girls of good character and trained them for domestic service. A payment of four to five shillings a week was required for each girl placed at the home.

On 30 July 1898, the home was licensed to operate as a Certified School, allowing it to receive girls boarded out by the poor law authorities.

The home closed in 1914. The property currently houses a restaurant.


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