Cottage Homes for Children, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire
The Cottage Homes for Children were established in 1870 and were located at Minchinhampton, near Stroud, Gloucestershire. In 1890, the establishment was managed by Miss C.M. Baynes of The Lammas, Minchinhampton, who may also have founded the Homes. Their object was 'to provide a home and education for the children of poor but respectable parents, who are in service or who are unable from special circumstances to supervise their own children.'
Admission to the Homes was by payment of 4s. 6d. a week for girls, and 5s. a week for boys. Payment had to be guaranteed by the person recommending each case. An outfit was also required to provided. Children were received at any age and retained until they were 14 years old.
The location of the Homes is unclear. In 1881, a home for girls was in operation at St Kilda's House at the corner of Workhouse Lane (now Chapel Lane)
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- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
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