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Founded in 1857 as an Industrial School and Probationary Home for Penitent Orphan Females possibly in Gothic Place.    Certified 18th June 1858 for 45 girls.  Moved to Black Horse Lane.  Re-certified 1915 for 60 girls.  Intermittently called St Matthew's Home, in Old Goal Lane.  Closed 1920.

STAFF

1866 - Miss Strangeways.

1867 - Superintendent Miss Strangeways.

1868 - Superintendent Miss Strangeways.

1869 - Superintendent Miss Strangeways.

1872 - Superintendent Miss Strangeways.

1884 - Superintendent, Miss Jane Taylor; schoolmistress Miss Fischer; laundry matron, Miss Dobson.

1891 - Superintendent Miss Julia T. Taylor; schoolmistress Miss Fischer; assistant matron, Miss Bartlett; laundry matron Miss Pawsey.

1893 - Superintendent Miss Julia T. Taylor; schoolmistress Miss Fischer; assistant matron, Miss Sadler; laundry matron Miss Pawsey. The inspector reported that "The girls carried off three prizes in competitions, for scriptural knowledge"

1900 - Superintendent Miss Taylor; teacher Miss L.J. Fischer; laundry matron Miss Pawsey; assistant matron Miss Bloomfield, appointed 15th March 1900 to succeed Miss Sadler.

1903 - Superintendent Miss Taylor; The schoolmistress Miss Fischer left 7th July 1903 and was succeeded on 11th July 1903 by Mrs Walbran; assistant matron Mrs Coombe, who joined 27th July 1903.