Metropolitan Asylums Board Remand Homes for Youth Offenders
Up until 1910, the Metropolitan Asylums Board (MAB) managed London's Remand Homes for young people who were awaiting trial or sentencing.
The premises used by the MAB for this purpose included:
|Address||Date of Opening||Accommodation|
|70-74 Pentonville Road, Islington N1||January 1st, 1902||40 boys, 15 girls|
|203-205 Harrow Road, Westbourne Green W2||January 1st, 1902||45 boys|
|36-38 Camberwell Green, Camberwell Green SE5||January 1st, 1902||40 boys, 10 girls|
On April 1st, 1910, management of the homes was taken over by the London County Council.
Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.
- London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB. (The Ancestry website also has LMA records relating to workhouses and other institutions — more details.)
- Ayers, Gwendoline M. England's First State Hospitals and the Metropolitan Asylums Board (1971, Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine)
- Powell, Sir Allan The Metropolitan Asylums Board and its Work, 1867-1930. (1930, MAB)
- No surviving local records identified at present.
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