Trisha Shetty

Sunderland Orphan Asylum

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Sunderland Orphan Asylum was opened in 1861 following the Sunderland Orphan Asylum Act of 1852 and stands on the edge of Town Moor in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

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Building

The building is Grade II listed as are the gates, piers and railings. The initial building was funded by selling access rights to railway companies

Children

The orphanage was set up to provide an education for male orphans of seafarers. The boys were taught seamanship and wore a naval style sailot suit as a uniform

Principals

Principals formed the governing body for the Asylum. They were prominent figures in the local community and included John Candlish.

Masters

John Clark George King

References

Sunderland Orphan Asylum Wikipedia


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