Sheffield Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Sheffield Borough Council.
- Dene Hostel for Boys, 104 Upperthorpe, Sheffield
- Dene Remand Home for Girls, 104 Upperthorpe, Sheffield
- Sheffield Union Scattered Home, 110-112 Heeley Bank Road, Sheffield*
- Residential Nursery, 116 Hallamgate Road, Sheffield
- 12 Morland Drive, Sheffield
- Sheffield Union/Council Scattered Home, 14-16 Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield*
- 172-174 Reney Avenue, Sheffield
- Sheffield Corporation Mother and Baby Home, 19/21 Hucklow Road, Sheffield
- Sheffield Union Scattered Home, 196-198 Heeley Bank Road, Sheffield*
- 2 North Hill Road, Sheffield
- Grove Reception Centre, 23 Broomgrove Road, Sheffield
- Reception Centre, 23 Broomgrove Road, Sheffield
- 23-25 Hucklow Road, Sheffield
- Working Lads Home, 279-281 Grimesthorpe Road, Sheffield
- 33 Blackstock Road, Sheffield
- Hostel for Girls, 35 Broomgrove Road, Sheffield
- 37 Halsall Avenue, Sheffield
- 414 Halifax Road, Grenoside, Sheffield
- 45 Mather Road, Sheffield
- 46 Richmond Park Drive, Sheffield
- 5 Richmond Park Close, Sheffield
- 52 Everingham Crescent, Sheffield
- Sheffield Union/Council Scattered Home, 71-73 Scott Road, Sheffield*
- Sheffield Union/Council Scattered Home, 75-77 Duchess Road, Sheffield*
- 89-91 Beaumont Road, Sheffield
- 94 Stradbroke Drive, Sheffield
- 99 Halifax Road, Grenoside, Sheffield
- Ecclesall Bierlow Union / Sheffield Council Cottage Homes, Blackbrook Mount, Blackbrook Road, Fulwood, Sheffield*
- Moorside, Blackbrook Road, Fulwood, Sheffield
- Sheffield Union/Council Receiving Home, Daisy and Fern Cottages, Smilter Lane (now Herries Road), Sheffield*
- Eastcliffe Lodge Mixed Hostel, East Bank Road, Sheffield
- Residential Nursery, Herries Road, Sheffield
- Sheffield Truant Industrial School for Boys, Hollow Meadows, Manchester Road, Sheffield
- Moss Nursery, Limb Lane, Dore, Sheffield
- Moss Remand Home for Girls, Limb Lane, Dore, Sheffield
- Thornsett/Thornseat Lodge, Mortimer Road, Higher Bradfield, Sheffield
- Barncliffe Girls' Hostel, Redmires Road, Sheffield
- Todwick Grange Children's Centre, Sheffield Road, Aston, Sheffield
- Remand Home for Boys, Shirecliffe House, Shirecliffe Lane, Sheffield
- Sheffield Union/Council Receiving Home, Smilter Lane (now Herries Road), Sheffield*
* 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 Sheffield Council homes may exist at:
- Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SP.
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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