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St Vincent's Girls' Orphanage, Hereford, Herefordshire

The St Vincent's Girls' Orphanage was established in 1875 at Berrington Street, Hereford. It was run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul and could accommodate up to 50 girls, aged from 3 to 8 years at their date of admission

On 15th December, 1879, the home was accredited as a Certified School, allowing it to receive girls boarded out by the workhouse authorities. In 1881, the home became a mixed establishment and was re-certified on 7th November of that year. By 1912, however, it had reverted to being girls-only.

St Vincent's Orphanage dining room, Hereford, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1969. The building no longer survives.


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