The Little Orphanage for Girls, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

The Little Orphanage for Girls was established in 1886 and occupied premises at Honington, near Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Its object was 'to receive orphans who would otherwise be brought up in the workhouse' and it was officially certified to receive such children.

The establishment took only girls, of whom around 15 could be accommodated, aged 6 to 9 years at their date of admission. In 1890, a payment of 3s. a week (increased to 5s. by 1900) was required for girls received from the Shipston Union.

The Orphanage appears to have closed in the early 1900s.

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