Heywood Home for Boys, Heywood, Lancashire

The Heywood Home for Boys was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1909 at Heywood, near Rochdale. The home, which was located in a mansion known as Harefield Hall, originally accommodated 40 boys, with a further fifteen places being created by alterations in 1913.

Heywood Home for Boys, Heywood, c.1920. © Peter Higginbotham

Because of its high cost of upkeep, the home was closed in 1920.

The original building no longer exists.

Records

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