Ancestry UK

Druid's Cross Reformatory for Girls, Liverpool, Lancashire

The Druid's Cross Reformatory School for Girls was established in 1916 in a large property known as "Druid's Cross" on Druid's Cross Road in the Wavertree district of Liverpool. It was opened by the Liverpool Juvenile Reformatory Association (LJRA), which operated a number of Reformatories and Industrial Schools in the city, including Liverpool Boys' Farm Reformatory, Liverpool Girls' Reformatory, T.S. Akbar, Holy Trinity Industrial School for Boys and Holy Trinity Industrial School for Girls. On August 8th, 1916, the School was officially certified to receive up to 50 girls. The certificate would expire after six moths unless made permanent.

The location of the School site is shown on the 1907 map below.

Druid's Cross Reformatory for Girls site, Liverpool, c.1907.

On March 23rd, 1917, the certificate was extended until the end of April when the School presumably closed. The following year, the premises were re-opened as Druid's Cross Hospital. In the early 1930s, the site became home to St Catherine's Orphanage for Roman Catholic Girls.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.

  • Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE. No specific information available, but may possibly be mentioned in the extensive LJRA archives.