Ancestry UK

Industrial School for Roman Catholic Girls, Westminster, London

In around 1858, Miss Mary Stanley (sister of the Dean of Westminster) founded an industrial school for Roman Catholic girls at York Street, Westminster, London SW1. On 2 November 1861, the establishment was accredited as a Certified Industrial School, allowing it to receive girls placed under confinement by the courts. At the end of 1862, only 5 of the school's 25 inmates had been sent there under a magistrate's order.

The school's certificate was withdrawn on 8 March 1864 after Miss Stanley toook over the running of the St Margaret's Industrial School for Girls at Queen Square. The York Street school then reverted to a purely charitably funded establishment.


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