Ancestry UK

Knoyle Home for Girls, Salisbury, Wiltshire

The Knoyle Home for Girls was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1888 at The Green, East Knoyle, near Salisbury. It could accommodate 7 girls aged from 6 to 14.

The Green was separated from East Knoyle by a three-quarter mile walk across Windmill Hill. Children at the home made the journey each day to attend school and were accompanied by Janet, the daughter of the matron of the home, Annie Ricketts.

The home closed in around 1898, probably because of its small size and inconvenient location.


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