Northumberland County Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Northumberland County Council.
- Home for Boys, Holmlea, Victoria Road, Alnwick
- Alnwick Union / Northumberland Council Cottage Homes, Wagon Way Road, Alnwick*
- Family Group Home, 102 Sweethope Avenue, Ashington
- Family Group Home, 21 Reavley Avenue, Bedlington
- Family Group Home, 13 Allensgreen, Cramlington
- Family Group Home, 20 Coanwood Drive, Cramlington
- Family Group Home, 65 Allerhope, Cramlington
- Family Group Home, 15 Annitsford Drive, Dudley
- Tynemouth Union / Northumberland Council Scattered Home, 25 Wellington Avenue, Wellfield, Earsdon*
- Family Group Home, Fordley
- Fellside, Hexham
- Home for Older Girls, 8 Garth Twelve, Killingworth
- Tynemouth Union / Northumberland Council Scattered Home, Eastfield Avenue, Monkseaton*
- Ante and Post-Natal Hostel, Bowmer Bank, Morpeth
- Hill Brow, Bullers Green, Morpeth
- Morpeth Union / Northumberland Council Cottage Home (Girls), Dene View, Pottery Bank, Morpeth*
- Morpeth Union / Northumberland Council Cottage Home (Girls), Overdale, Pottery Bank, Morpeth*
- Home for Boys, Wansbeck Villa, High Stanners, Morpeth
- Longhirst Hall, Longhirst, Morpeth
- North-Eastern Reformatory for Boys, Netherton (or Nedderton), Morpeth
- County Council Home, Ponteland
- Family Group Home, 12 Low Close, Prudhoe
- Home for Older Girls, Croft House, Edwin Grove, Wallsend
* 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 Northumberland Council homes may exist at:
- Northumberland Archives, Woodhorn, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF.
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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