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Crossley and Porter Orphanage, Halifax

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Crossley and Porter Orphanage, Halifax

Crossley and Porter Orphanage, Halifax, West Yorkshire. Now Crossley Heath Grammar School.

Author: Unknown
Date: not dated
Location: Halifax
Format: Postcard - Colour
Document ID: 100170
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Crossley Orphanage was founded by John, Joseph and Francis Crossley in 1864, for boys aged between 2 and 15 years, and girls up to 17 years. The building was designed by John Hogg.

The name Porter was added in 1887 when Thomas Porter made a large donation. It became Crossley & Porter (secondary) School in 1919 admitting day pupils.

Dr John Favour founded Heath Grammar School in 1600, under a charter set out by Queen Elizabeth. It was known as a free school, hence the road name 'Free School Lane'. The strongly Puritanical Favour was a topic often discussed at public meetings. Favour frequently participated in the torture and executions of priests who came to England preaching Catholicism.

Heath Grammar School and Crossley & Porter School merged in 1984, becoming Crossley-Heath School. Today Crossley-Heath School is a Grammar school serving the Halifax area.

Still standing 2003.

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