Norfolk County Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Norfolk County Council.
- Shiel's Court, Brundall
- Norfolk Industrial School for Boys, Buxton Lamas
- Hostel for Boys, 81 Easthills Road, Costessey
- Howdale Home, London Road, Downham Market*
- 116 Sandy Lane, East Dereham
- Garfield House Reception and Short-stay Home, 15 Norwich Road, East Dereham
- Grove House Reception Home, Gilpin's Ride, East Dereham
- Erpingham Union / Norfolk Council Home, Old Rectory, Holt Road, Gresham*
- Beech House, Litcham Road, Gressenhall*
- 58 Woolstencroft Avenue, King's Lynn
- Panton House, King's Lynn
- Homelea, Norwich Road, Lingwood*
- Walsingham Union / Norfolk Council Cottage Home, Red House, Holt Road, Little Snoring*
- Depwade Union / Norfolk Council Home, Briardale, Ipswich Road, Long Stratton*
- The Durdans, Mundesley
- Hostel for Boys, 60 Norwich Road, North Walsham*
- Tunstead & Happing (Smallburgh) Union / Norfolk Council Home, 60-62 Norwich Road, North Walsham*
- Hostel for Girls, 191-193 College Road, Norwich
- Remand Home, Bramerton Lodge, Easthill Lane, Bramerton, Norwich
- Westwood, 111 Newmarket Road, Norwich
- The Grange, Overstrand
- Hill House, Norwich Road, Pulham Market*
- Thetford Union / Norfolk Council Cottage Homes, 23 Old Market Street, Thetford*
- Beckham House, Mill Road, West Beckham*
- 54 Pople Street, Wymondham
* indicates link to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.
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 Norfolk Council homes may exist at:
- Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DQ.
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.
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