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Winscales House School, near Workington, Cumberland

On 9 September 1944, Winscales House, at Winscales, near Workington, was formally certified to operate as an Approved School for girls.

Winscales House, near Workington.

On 1 April 1948, the school's managers announced their intention to surrender its certificate.

The building was later occupied by the National Coal Board's mines rescue centre. It now home to Hunday Manor Country House Hotel.


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  • 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)