TQ2685 : Sailors' Orphan Girls' School and Home

taken 10 years ago, near to Hampstead, Camden, Great Britain

Sailors' Orphan Girls' School and Home
Sailors' Orphan Girls' School and Home
The Royal Sailors' Orphan Girls' School and Home was said to have been established in 1829 as a home in 1862 at Frognal House. In 1869 it moved to this new building at nos. 96-116 Fitzjohn's Avenue, designed by Edward Ellis. In 1871 two rooms served as a school, attended by 60 girls of all ages, whose subjects included domestic ones to prepare them for their future 'situations' as household servants.
These orphans' asylums, as they were called, catered for the huge numbers of destitute children in Victorian Britain but the offspring of 'deserving' fathers such as soldiers and sailors attracted most attention (and royal patronage). Nevertheless this place always gives me a sense of sadness for the children who might have preferred to remain with their families rather than be institutionalized.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 January, 2008
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School (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 264 856 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.3506N 0:10.6549W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 264 856
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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