Derbyshire County Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Derbyshire County Council.
- Fairlawn, 22 Kings Croft, Allestree
- Ashbourne Union / Derbyshire Council Cottage Homes, 58-60 Mayfield Road, Ashbourne*
- The Outrake, Liittle Longstone, Bakewell
- Belper Union / Derbyshire Council Cottage Homes (Girls), 50-52 Holbrook Road, Belper*
- Blackbrook House, Ashbourne Road, Belper
- Fernslope, Chesterfield Road, Belper
- Highfield, Holbrook Road, Belper
- Home for Boys, Meadow Bank, Parkside, Belper
- Belper Union / Derbyshire Council Cottage Homes, Park Side, Belper*
- Chesterfield Union School / Derbyshire Council Home, Ashgate Road, Brampton*
- Wychwood Nursery, 46 St John's Road, Buxton
- Boys' Hostel, Corbar View, 1-3 Fountain Street, Buxton
- Cromwell House, Manchester Road, Chapel en le Frith
- Chapel-en-le-Frith Union / Derbyshire Council Home, Manchester Road, Chapel en le Frith*
- Belmont Nursery, Baslow Road, Chesterfield
- Dale Bank, 56 Cobden Road, Chesterfield
- Hostel for Girls, 191 Burton Road, Derby
- Fairlawn, Kingscroft, Allertree, Derby
- Springhill, Hazelwood Road, Duffield
- Southgate House, Southgate, Eckington
- Whitfield Day Nursery, Victoria Street, Glossop
- Boys' Hostel, Albany House, Albany Street, Ilkeston
- Girls' Hostel, Brooklands, Little Hallam Hill, Ilkeston
- Day Nursery, Whitworth Road, Ilkeston
- Glenholme, Dove Lane, Long Eaton
- Day Nursery, Off Lime Terrace, Long Eaton
- Westwood Nursery, 175 Station Road, Mickleover
- Shardlow Union / Derbyshire Council Scattered Home, The Grove, Shardlow*
- Linden House, Church Street, Swadlincote
- Millfield, 82 High Lane West, West Hallam
* indicates link to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.
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 Derbyshire Council homes may exist at:
- Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3FE. (Postal address: County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG.)
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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