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Ripon Industrial Home for Girls, Ripon, West Riding of Yorkshire

The Ripon Industrial Home for Girls (the "Industrial" was later dropped) was founded in 1862 and had premises at 33 Bondgate, Ripon. It provided accommodation for up to 40 girls between the ages of 9 and 16 who were "poor children of good character, especially those who are motherless". The cost of a place in the home was £11 a year.

The location of the home is shown on the 1891 map below. It had a long frontage along the west side of Bondgate with a large garden to its rear.

Ripon Industrial Home for Girls site, Bondgate, Ripon, c.1891.

Ripon Industrial Home for Girls, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

In the 1920s, the home relocated to a property known as West Mount on Kirkby Road, Ripon. In 1935, West Mount was taken over as a Barnardo's 'Ever Open Door'.

Neither the Bondgate nor the Kirkby Road buildings survive.


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