The Nest, Upper Clapton, London

In 1895, the Salvation Army established a home for girls known as The Nest, at 10 Springfield, Upper Clapton. The home could accommodate 50 girls, under the age of 12. The Nest took on the special role of providing care for girls who had been sexually abused.

The Nest, Upper Clapton, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Nest, Upper Clapton, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Nest, Upper Clapton, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Nest, Upper Clapton, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Nest, Upper Clapton, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Nest, Upper Clapton, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Nest, Upper Clapton, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Nest, Upper Clapton, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

The Home closed in the 1930s and part of the Lea View housing development now covers the site.

Records

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Bibliography

  • Booth, William In Darkest England, and the Way Out (1890, London: International Headquarters of the Salvation Army)
  • Sandall, Robert The History of the Salvation Army (1955, London: Nelson)