Manchester City Council

Swinton Industrial Schools

  1. Type

    Industrial school

  2. History

    Manchester was one of the first unions to set up a large separate institution specifically for pauper children in 1846. The building was demolished and replaced by a town hall in the 1930s.

  3. Closed in:

    1988

  4. What's available

    We hold:

    • a list of children sent to the school, 1846 to 1865 (ref GB127.M4/20/1)
    • a log book (boys), Mar 1919 to Sep 1927 (ref GB127.M66/85/1/1/1).
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    Lancashire Record Office holds:

    • institution admission and discharge books, 1846 to 1848, 1850 to 1934
    • school admission and discharge books, 1892 to 1926
    • indices, 1848 to 1935
    • a Master's journal, 1922 to 1929.
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  5. How to access

    Resources marked with 'Archives' are available in the search room, please make an appointment.

  6. Related information

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  7. Location of the site

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