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Orphanages in the County of Northumberland

The Reformatory School for Boys

Established for the Counties of Durham and Northumberland, is at Stannington, near Morpeth. Boys are now received from other Counties. There are now (1894) 220 Boys in the school, who farm 500 acres of land and manufacture agricultural implements, and are taught other useful trades.
Robert Middlemiss, Superintendent
Robert Robey, Secretary

The Northern Counties Female Orphan Institution

North Road, Newcastle, is an extensive building of red brick, with stone facings. It is in memory of the late John Abbott esq., and holds about 100 Girls.
Rev. Canon John Lintott, Hon. Sec.
Miss Lillie, Matron.

The Philipson Memorial Orphanage for Boys

North Road, Newcastle, founded in memory of Mrs Jane Philipson and formerly in Clayton Street, was opened in 1876 and is a building of brick, with stone facings, and will hold 150 Boys.

The Northern Counties Institution for the Deaf and Dumb

Is in North Road, near Brandling Village, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and was erected in 1861 at a cost of 5,000. It is a building of yellow sandstone, varied by bands of whin and grey Aberdeen granite and Cumberland red sandstone in the Gothic style. The facade is upwards of 140 feet in length, exclusive of a range of lower elevation adjoining, and has a tower of three stories, terminated by a slated spire, the whole rising 100 feet from the ground. On the principal landing is a window, designed and painted by Deaf and Dumb artists for the exhibition of 1862, and presented by Mr. William Wailes, as a token of gratitude for the care and tuition his daughter had received in the institution. In 1893 the number of inmates was 128.

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