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Latchmere House Borstal, Richmond, Surrey

In 1945, the Prison Commissioners obtained a property known as as Latchmere House on Church Road, Ham, near Richmond, Surrey, for use as a reception/allocation centre for up to 150 older boys entering the borstal system.

In 1964, the establishment became a Detention Centre for 141 senior boys who would otherwise have gone to the Detention Centre at Send in Surrey.

In around 1988, it became a Young Offenders Institution, then a Remand centre, and finally a deportees' detention centre before becoming a 'Category D' men's resettlement prison in 1992.

The establishment closed in September 2011. Two years later, the site was sold to Berkeley Homes and the house was converted into apartments, with further homes being built in the grounds, on what is now known as Barrons Chase.

Former Latchmere House Borstal, near Richmond, Surrey.


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