Southampton Borough Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Southampton Borough Council.
- 1 Blakeney Lane, Southampton
- 13 Proctor Close, Southampton
- 2 Sparsholt Road, Southampton
- 20 Burlesdon Road, Southampton
- 20 Salerno Road, Southampton
- 205 Kingsclere Avenue, Southampton
- 224 Peartree Avenue, Southampton
- 30A Cedar Road, Southampton
- 399 Hinkler Road, Thornhill, Southampton
- 4 Blakeney Lane, Southampton
- 41 Kingsclere Avenue, Southampton
- 44 Seagarth Lane, Southampton
- 46 Seagarth Lane, Southampton
- 49 Thorold Road, Southampton
- Reception Centre, 50 Seagarth Lane, Southampton
- 52 Seagarth Lane, Southampton
- 62 Seymour Road, Southampton
- 70 Porlock Road, Southampton
- 97 Cheriton Avenue, Southampton
- Southampton Union/Council Receiving Homes, Edith Cavell Home, Winchester Road, Shirley, Southampton*
- Southampton Union/Council Receiving Homes, Florence Nightingale Home, Winchester Road, Shirley, Southampton*
- Southampton Union/Council Cottage Homes, Hollybrook House, Shirley, Southampton*
- Cedar Lodge, Oakley Road, Southampton
- Southampton Union/Council Cottage Home (Younger Children), Oatlands, Winchester Road, Shirley, Southampton*
* 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 Southampton Council homes may exist at:
- Southampton Archives Service, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP.
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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