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Metropolitan Asylums Board Remand Homes for Youth Offenders

Up until 1910, the Metropolitan Asylums Board (MAB) managed London's Remand Homes for young people who were awaiting trial or sentencing.

The premises used by the MAB for this purpose included:

AddressDate of OpeningAccommodation
70-74 Pentonville Road, Islington N1January 1st, 190240 boys, 15 girls
203-205 Harrow Road, Westbourne Green W2January 1st, 190245 boys
36-38 Camberwell Green, Camberwell Green SE5January 1st, 190240 boys, 10 girls

On April 1st, 1910, management of the homes was taken over by the London County Council.


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  • Ayers, Gwendoline M. England's First State Hospitals and the Metropolitan Asylums Board (1971, Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine)
  • Powell, Sir Allan The Metropolitan Asylums Board and its Work, 1867-1930. (1930, MAB)
  • None identified at present.