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Boys' Orphanage, Winwick, Northamptonshire / Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

An orphanage for boys was founded in 1877 by Miss Juliana (or Julia) Poole at Winwick in Daventry, Northamptonshire. In 1887, the home was relocated to Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.

Boys were admitted between the ages of 9 and 12. Candidates were considered eligible who had lost one parent. Applicants had to supply a medical certificate of freedom from any infectious complaint or skin disease. An outfit had to be provided, and a annual payment of £15 which covered board, clothing, and education, but not travelling and medical expenses. There were six weeks' holiday in harvest time, during which it was said to be desirable, though not obligatory, for the boys should be removed during the holidays.


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