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