Opening in 1857 as “Leeds Reformatory for Boys” but later becoming “Eastmoor Approved School”. Originally when it was operating as “Leeds Reformatory for Boys” a child under 14 would be sent here for ‘crimes’ such as:
- Consorting with thieves
However when it began operating as “Eastmoor Approved School” and later “Eastmoor Secure Unit” it began to house criminals of a more devious nature including Jon Venables (One of Jamie Bulger’s killers)
After it was closed as a childrens home it was used as a university campus by the University of Leeds up until 2003 when a new campus was opening.
Buildings included a swimming pool, dentists, church (later used as a gym), laundry and of course staff housing.
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