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Burghal Industrial School, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

On 22 April 1856, the Burghal Industrial School was certified under Dunlop's Act to begin operation at the City Poor House, Forrest Row (or Forest Road), Edinburgh. The few children placed by a magistrate's order in this school were boarded out (in common with the other juvenile paupers of the parish) at homes in the country.

The Burghal School formally ceased operation in 1893.


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