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Govan Parochial School, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

On 23 December 1854, the Govan Parochial School, on Eglinton Street, Glasgow, was certified under Dunlop's Act to operate as a Reformatory (later reassigned as an Industrial School), allowing it to receive children placed under detention by magistrates. The School was actually part of the Govan Poorhouse and its certification allowed the Govan Parochial Board to claim the custody of children committed under the Industrial Schools Act, and belonging to the parish. The Board received no allowance from the Treasury in such cases.

The arrangement came to an end in 1893.


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