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St Elizabeth's Residential School, Bullingham, near Hereford, Herefordshire

St Elizabeth's Residential School for Roman Catholic Girls was founded in 1861 at Bullingham, near Hereford, Herefordshire. It was run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul. The establishment included both an orphanage for poor girls and a boarding-school for middle-class boys and girls. The weekly charge for each girl in the orphanage was from 5s.

St Elizabeth's Residential School, Hereford, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

At the start of the Second World War in 1939, the School relocated to Croft Castle, Yarpole, near Leominster. In 1946, it transferred to Broxwood Court, Broxwood, a few miles to the west of Leominster. A final move took place in 1954, to Lugwardine, near Hereford, where the School continued under lay management.


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