Manchester Borough Council Homes

Children's establishments run by Manchester Borough Council.

Cheshire

Lancashire

  • Intermediate-stay Home, Ellerslie, Suffolk Road, Bowdon, Altrincham
  • Home for Boys, Atherton Old Hall, Leigh
  • 101 Plant Hill Road, Manchester
  • 11 Inchcape Drive, Manchester
  • 12 Enstone Drive, Manchester
  • 127 Peel Hall Road, Manchester
  • 13 Charles Craddock Drive, Manchester
  • 133 Sandyhill Road, Manchester
  • Moorfield House Hostel for Girls, 135 Lapwing Lane, Didsbury, Manchester
  • 14 Longhurst Road, Manchester
  • 14 Sledmere Walk, Manchester
  • 157 Ashurst Road, Manchester
  • 2 Broadmoss Drive, Blackley, Manchester
  • 28 Whinfell Drive, Manchester
  • 31 Bridgnorth Road, Manchester
  • 31 Burton Road, Withington, Manchester
  • 32 Mottershead Road, Manchester
  • 34 Longhurst Road, Manchester
  • 37 West View Road, Manchester
  • 38 Topfield Road, Manchester
  • 382 Wythenshawe Road, Manchester
  • 40 Calve Croft Road, Manchester
  • 40 Seymour Road, Crumpsall, Manchester
  • 413 Greenwood Road, Manchester
  • 46 Coxton Road, Manchester
  • 47 Bleak Hey Road, Manchester
  • 482 Greenwood Road, Manchester
  • Fenham Home (Older Boys), 5 Moorfield Road, West Didsbury, Manchester
  • 50 Searness Road, Manchester
  • 511 Greenwood Road, Manchester
  • 53 Sandyhill Road, Manchester
  • 547 Greenwood Road, Manchester
  • 62 Bradgate Close, Manchester
  • 62 Searness Road, Manchester
  • 64 Mottershead Road, Manchester
  • 7 Beckhamton Close, Manchester
  • 75 Gatesgarth Road, Manchester
  • 8 New Park Walk, Manchester
  • 8 Seaford Walk, Manchester
  • 8 Windermere Close, Manchester
  • 9 Maple Walk, Manchester
  • Remand Home / Classifying Centre for Girls, Alder House, 9 Burford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester
  • Observation and Reception Centre, Broome House, 779 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester
  • Short-stay Home, Cambrian House, 60 Wood Road, Whalley Range, Manchester
  • Cambrian Street Schools, Cambrian Street, Manchester
  • Rhodes Memorial Home, Cavendish Road, Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester*
  • Receiving Home, Elmfield, Upper Lloyd Street, Moss Side, Manchester
  • Glendene, Greenbrow Road, Manchester
  • Lynnwood, Holme Road, Manchester
  • Home for Boys, Lynwood, Seymour Road, Didsbury, Manchester
  • Manchester Day Industrial School, Mill Street, Ancoats, Manchester
  • Remand Home for Boys, Rose Hill, Longley Lane, Northenden, Manchester
  • Residential Nursery, Rose Hill, Longley Lane, Northenden, Manchester
  • Residential Nursery, Royle Green, 151 Longley Lane, Wythenshawe, Manchester
  • Home for Younger Severely Disabled, Southfield, 290 Wilbraham Road, Whalley Range, Manchester
  • Hostel for Boys, Summerhill, Didsbury, Manchester
  • Victoria Avenue East, Manchester
  • Woodlands Long-stay Home, Manchester
  • 107 Castlerigg Drive, Middleton, Middleton
  • 128 Rowrah Crescent, Middleton
  • 145 Lattrigg Crescent, Middleton
  • 15 Whinfell Drive, Middleton
  • 16 Asby Close, Middleton
  • 166 Bowness Road, Middleton
  • 17 Castlerigg Drive, Middleton, Middleton
  • 23 Dacre Close, Middleton
  • 23 Rosthwaite Close, Middleton
  • 27 Lattrigg Crescent, Middleton
  • 27 Searness Road, Middleton
  • 3 Fairbank Drive, Middleton
  • 30 Manesty Close, Middleton
  • 30 Rowrah Crescent, Middleton
  • 301 Wood Street, Middleton
  • 318 Windermere Road, Middleton
  • 41 Newton Crescent, Middleton
  • 45 Gatesgarth Road, Middleton
  • 46 Stainton Drive, Middleton
  • 7 Threlkeld Road, Middleton
  • 73 Bowness Road, Middleton
  • 75 Lattrigg Crescent, Middleton
  • 8 Calder Walk, Middleton, Middleton

* indicates link to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.

Records

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 Manchester Council homes may exist at:

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.