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Edmond Castle School for Boys, Wetheral, near Carlisle, Cumberland

On July 1st 1941, Edmond Castle School for Boys was formally certified to operate as an Approved School in premises at Garden Walk, Hayton, Wetheral, near Carlisle. The School could accommodate 108 Senior Boys, aged between their 15th and 17th birthdays at their date of admission. The training provided at the School included building construction and gardening.

In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE) under the control of Cumberland County Council.

The property was later used as a country house hotel. It is now in residential use.


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