Plymouth Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Plymouth Borough Council.
- Astor Hall, Devonport
- Stoke Damerel (Devonport) Union / Plymouth Council Receiving Home, Stoke House, Ford Hill, Devonport*
- 101 Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth
- Plymouth Union/Council Receiving Home, 13 Hill Park Crescent, Plymouth*
- Plymouth Union/Council Scattered Home, 2 Gifford Terrace, Plymouth*
- Plymouth Union/Council Scattered Home, 20 Channel View Terrace, Plymouth*
- 31 Springhill Green, Pennycross, Plymouth
- Plymouth Union/Council Scattered Home, 36 Hill Park Crescent, Plymouth*
- 41 Ringmore Way, Higher St Budeaux, Plymouth
- Plymouth Union/Council Scattered Home, 5 Saltram Villas, Laira, Plymouth*
- Reception Nursery, 52 Budshead Road, Ernesettle, Plymouth
- Plymouth Union/Council Scattered Home, 80 Mount Gold Road, Plymouth*
- Boys' Home and Hostel, Chaucer House, 83 Chaucer Way, Manadon, Plymouth
- The Plymouth Truant Industrial School for Boys, Laira House, Embankment Road, Plymouth
- Parkview Residential Nursery, Mutley Park, Plymouth
- Residential Nursery, Queen's Gate, Lipson, Plymouth
- Parklands Reception Centre, Thorn Park, Mannamed, Plymouth
- Parklands Remand Home, Thorn Park, Mannamed, Plymouth
* 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 Plymouth Council homes may exist at:
- Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, Unit 3, Clare Place, Plymouth PL4 0JW.
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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