Ogilvie House, Manchester, Lancashire

Ogilvie House, a hostel for boys, was opened by the National Children's Home (NCH) in 1967 at 77 Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range, Manchester. The hostel accommodated six teenage boys who had started work or who were in further education.

Ogilvie House, Manchester, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The property is now a children's day-care centre.


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) can provide access to care records for people who were adopted through the charity or who resided in one of its homes. Currently this service is only available to the individuals concerned and not to the descendents of deceased former residents.


  • 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)
  • Philpot, Terry Action For Children (Lion, 1994)
  • Walpole, Cecil F. Golden Links (Epworth Press, 1941)