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The Orphanage, Windmill Hill Lane, Derby, Derbyshire

An establishment referred to as The Orphanage was established in 1875 to receive female orphans from Derbyshire who had lost both parents. It was founded by Captain Henry Feilden (often misspelled 'Fielden') and sometimes referred to as Captain Feilden's Orphanage.

In 1881, the institution occupied 30 Windmill Hill Lane, Derby. In 1890, its location was referred to as Evans Cottage Homes, Windmill Hill Lane, where there were 20 inmates.

Girls had to be below the age of 14 at their date of admission and remain until adopted.


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