Ancestry UK

Meanwood Cottage Home for Girls, Meanwood, near Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire

The Meanwood Cottage Home for Girls was opened by a Mrs Marshall in May, 1884, in a leased cottage adjacent to her own at Meanwood, near Leeds. The home was furnished partly by Mrs Marshall herself and part by local donations. Mrs Marshall acted as the house mother for the home which was linked by a communication door to her own residence.

In 1886, the home was taken over by the Waifs and Strays Society. It closed in 1890 and the residents transferred to the new St Agnes' Home at Mirfield.


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