Newquay Children's Home, Newquay, Cornwall

In 1917, the National Children's Home (NCH) opened a home at Pentire Headland, Newquay. The home could accommodate fifty children up to 14 years of age.

The location of the home is shown on the 1933 map below.

Newquay Children's Home site, Newquay, c.1933.

By the 1960s, the property was in use as a hotel. The building no longer survives.


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)