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Bosco House Hostel / Children's Home, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire

In 1957, the Rescue and Protection Society of the Catholic Diocese of Leeds opened a small hostel for working boys at Bosco House, 1 Ashwood Villas, Headingley, Leeds. It provided accommodation for boys leaving the Society's own children's home to start work.

In 1960, the hostel was closed and the premises were converted for use as a family group home. It housed up to 12 children aged from 3 to 16 years of age. The running of the home was in the hands of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions.

Bosco House, Leeds, c.1960. © Peter Higginbotham

The home was closed in around 1981 and the property was converted to private residential use.

Former Bosco House Home, Leeds


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  • Finnigan, Robert et al, 150th Anniversary History 1863-2013 Catholic Care, Diocese of Leeds (2013, Catholic Care)