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Gaynes Hall Borstal, Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire

The Gaynes Hall Boys' Borstal was opened in 1945 at Perry, near Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire. There had previously been a wartime military camp in the grounds. The old mansion house on the site became the borstal's administrative office and governor's house.

Gaynes Hall was classed as an open training institution. There were no locks on the inmates' accommodation and no barbed wire surrounding the site.

The borstal was closed in 1983. The old mansion and its gardens were sold, while the main borstal site was cleared and Littlehey Prison erected there.


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