St Agnes' Orphanage, Leyton, Essex
St Agnes' Orphanage for Roman Catholic boys was established in 1871 at Leyton House, Church Road, Leyton. Its object was to maintain and educate orphan and destitute boys received from workhouses. In 1900, the home could accommodate 155 boys, aged under 7.
The Orphanage is thought to have closed by the start of the First World War. The buildings no longer survive.
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- Try Catholic Children's Society (Westminster) [formerly the Crusade of Rescue], 73 St Charles Square, London W10 6EJ.
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- None identified at present.
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