Croydon London Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Croydon London Borough Council.
London (SE/SW Postal Areas)
- Beaulieu Heights, 264 South Norwood Hill, South Norwood
- 23 Inglis Road, Croydon
- 25 Alverston Gardens, Croydon
- 47 Stroud Green Way, Croydon
- Croydon Union/Council Cottage Homes (Girls), 574 London Road, Croydon
- 94 Chatsworth Road, Croydon
- Coombe Wood Nursery, Coombe Lane, Croydon
- Crosslands, London Road, Croydon
- Reception/Assessment Centre, Heavers Farm, Croydon
- Malatia, 78 St Augustine's Avenue, Croydon
- Croydon Union/Council Cottage Homes (Boys), Mayday Road, Croydon
- Remand Home for Junior Girls, Milton House, 34 Morland Road, Croydon
- Croydon Union/Council Cottage Homes (Boys), Pawson's Road, Croydon
- Woodlands, 12 Charterhouse Road, Godalming†
- 17 North Walk, New Addington
- 47A Calleydown Crescent, New Addington
- 58 Mickleham Way, New Addington
- Calley Down Crescent, New Addington
- 1 Reedham Park, Purley
- 11 Heather Way, Sanderstead
- 12A Woodview Close, Sanderstead
- 167 Oak Avenue, Shirley
- 25 Shrublands Avenue, Shirley
- Hartland House, Devonshire Way, Shirley
- 11 Bramley Hill, South Croydon
- 589 London Road, Thornton Heath
† indicates homes previously run by a county council.
Surviving records for council-run children's homes are generally held in each council's own internal archives. Prior to 1991, however, when a legal requirement was introduced for councils to retain records of children leaving their care, the survival of such records is very variable. Contact details for local authorities in the UK can be found on the website of the Care Leavers Association (CLA). The CLA also provides guidance on accessing childhood care files, which are normally only open to the individuals they relate to.
Older records may sometimes be placed with the relevant county or borough record office. Many of these offices have online catalogues of their holdings and also contribute to the National Archives' Discovery database. Note that records containing personal data usually have access closed for a period of fifty years or more.
Older material relating to Croydon Council homes may exist at:
- Croydon Local Studies and Archives, Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET.
Some records relating to council-run homes, for example inspection reports, are held by The National Archives (TNA). Again, a closure period may apply to these records.
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