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Workhouses, industrial schools and remand homes


This guide gives advice on where to find records of workhouse schools and the education of children in the care of the Guardians of the Poor.

It also covers records of children sent to industrial schools, approved schools and remand homes.

Please note that some of these records contain sensitive or personal information about individuals and are not open to the general public. Where this is the case, it should be shown on the catalogue entry.

If you require access to closed records at the Norfolk Record Office (NRO), please contact us for further advice.

If you wish to view records which begin with the prefix ACC, please also contact us. Advance notice may be required to view these uncatalogued records.