Wellfield, Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire

Wellfield, a special home for emotionally disturbed boys, was operated by the National Children's Home (NCH) from around 1963 at 142 Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate. It was located just to the south of the NCH's Fairfield children's home at 132 Pannal Ash Road.

Wellfield was closed in 1968 and its residents transferred to new premises at Steep Hill House in Lincoln.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.

  • Action For Children (formerly the National Children's Home) has an Access to Care service, which can provide their own records to individual who were adopted through the charity or who resided in one of its homes.
  • Action for Children's Genealogy Service deals with enquiries from relatives or decendants of those who were in the charity's Care.


  • Bradfield, William The Life of the Reverend Thomas Bowman Stephenson (1913, Kelly)
  • Curnock, Nehemiah The Story of the Children's Home (C.H. Kelly, 1901)
  • Horner, Francis Shadow and Sun (Epworth Press, 1920)
  • Howard, Philip J Philip: a Strange Child (Dalkeith Publishing, 2007)
  • Philpot, Terry Action For Children (Lion, 1994)
  • Walpole, Cecil F. Golden Links (Epworth Press, 1941)