Nayworth Cottage Home, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex

The Nayworth Cottage Home was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1904 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. The home provided convalescent care for up to 18 girls.

Nayworth Cottage Home, Hurstpierpoint, c.1904. © Peter Higginbotham

Nayworth Cottage Home, Hurstpierpoint, c.1908. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1911, apparently because it was felt by the Society to be too small. It was replaced by the new St David's Convalescent Home at Broadstairs.

Records

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Bibliography

  • Bowder, Bill Children First: a photo-history of England's children in need (1980, Mowbray)
  • Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society [Rudolfe, Edward de Montjoie] The First Forty Years: a chronicle of the Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society 1881-1920 (1922, Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society / S.P.C.K.)
  • Rudolf, Mildred de Montjoie Everybody's Children: the story of the Church of England Children's Society 1921-1948 (1950, OUP)
  • Stroud, John Thirteen Penny Stamps: the story of the Church of England Children's Society (Waifs and Strays) from 1881 to the 1970s (1971, Hodder and Stoughton)
  • Morris, Lester The Violets Are Mine: Tales of an Unwanted Orphan (2011, Xlibris Corporation) — memoir of a boy growing up in several of the Society's homes (Princes Risborough, Ashdon, Hunstanton, Leicester) in the 1940s and 50s.