Northamptonshire County Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Northamptonshire County Council.
- Market Harborough Union / Northamptonshire Council Cottage Homes, The Mount, Back Lane, East Farndon*
- Egerton House School for Boys, Old Town, Brackley
- Daventry Union / Northamptonshire Council Cottage Homes, 34-36 High Street, Braunston*
- Southlands, 1 London Road, Daventry
- Wellingborough Union / Northamptonshire Council Cottage Homes, Rockleigh, Wellingborough Road, Irthlingborough*
- 11 Headlands, Kettering
- 116 Rockingham Road, Kettering
- 103 Harlestone Road, Northampton
- 107 Clarence Avenue, Northampton
- 14-16 Delta Way, Welford Road, Northampton
- 144 Boughton Green Road, Northampton
- 2 The Vale, Northampton
- 27-29 Kingsley Road, Northampton
- Nursey Unit, 33 Kingsley Road, Northampton
- 48 St George's Avenue, Northampton
- 55-57 Grasscroft, Welford Road, Northampton
- 72 St George's Avenue, Northampton
- 77-79 Grasscroft, Welford Road, Northampton
- Highfield House Observation and Assessment Centre, Welford Road, Northampton
- Highfield House Reception Home, Welford Road, Northampton
- St John's School for Roman Catholic Boys, Laundry Road, Apethorpe, Peterborough
- Thrapston Union / Northamptonshire Council Home, The Delves, Marshall's Road, Raunds*
- Eastfields, Victoria Road, Rushden
- Broadlands, Victoria Road, Rushden
- St John's School for Boys, St John's Road, Tiffield, Towcester
- 82 Northampton Road, Wellingborough
- Fairlawn, Oxford Street, Wellingborough
* 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 Northamptonshire Council homes may exist at:
- Northamptonshire Record Office, Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, Northants, NN4 8BQ.
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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