Manchester City Council

Dr Rhodes Memorial Home

  1. Type

    Workhouse, Industrial school

  2. History

    Dr Rhodes Memorial Home was a Manchester Union home for children located on Cavendish Road in West Didsbury. It appears to have closed in c.1937 at which time Swinton House School was transferred into the site on Cavendish Road. From this time the school was known as the Manchester Residential School for Crippled Children.

  3. What's available

    No records of Dr Rhodes Memorial Home have survived, but we do hold some records for Manchester Residential School for Crippled Children which later became Margaret Barclay School, Mobberly (ref GB127.M66/161, restricted access).

  4. How to access

    To request access to restricted resources, email: archiveslocalstudies@mancheste r.gov.uk.

  5. Location of the site

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