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Bryanston House, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

In the 1940s, the Bryanston House Approved School, run by the Church Army and formerly based in Bristol, relocated to Nottingham and re-opened in premises at 30 Peel Street. The building had previously been used as a Church Army Labour Home for the Unemployed. From 1891 to 1904, 28-30 Peel Street had also been occupied to the city's Gordon Memorial Home.

In its new role, the Bryanston House School accommodated 24 Senior Girls aged between their 15th and 17th birthdays at their date of admission.

In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE).

The building no longer survives.


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  • None identfied at present — any information welcome.


  • Lynch, Donald Chariots of the Gospel. The Centenary History of the Church Army (1982, H.E. Walter)
  • Rowan, Edage Wilson Carlile and the Church Army (1905, The Church Army)
  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain's Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • Hyland,Jim Yesterday's Answers: Yesterday's Answers: Development and Decline of Schools for Young Offenders (1993, Whiting and Birch)
  • Millham, S, Bullock, R, and Cherrett, P After Grace — Teeth: a comparative study of the residential experience of boys in Approved Schools (1975, Chaucer Publishing)
  • The Church Army, Wilson Carlile Centre, 50 Cavendish Street, Sheffield S3 7RZ.