Warwickshire County Council Homes
Children's establishments run by Warwickshire County Council.
- Residential Nursery, Kiwarton Road, Alcester
- Remand Home for Girls, The Limes, 214 Bristol Road, Birmingham
- Warwickshire Reformatory for Girls, Dalehouse Lane, Knowle Hill, Kenilworth
- Warwick Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, 11 Charlotte Street, Leamington Spa
- Warwick Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, 13 Charlotte Street, Leamington Spa*
- Hostel for Girls, 5 Pound Lane, Lillington, Leamington Spa
- Warwick Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, 'Fortescue', 16 Willes Road, Leamington Spa*
- Norton Approved School, Little Kineton
- Meriden Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, Hill Rise, Leys Lane, Meriden*
- Manor Court Children's Home, 102-104 Manor Court Road, Nuneaton
- Nuneaton Council Home, 28 Henry Street, Nuneaton
- Warwick Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, Pinley House, Rowington*
- Rugby Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, McClure Home, 18 Charles Street, Rugby*
- Rugby Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, Mitchison Home, 28 Cromwell Road, Rugby*
- Rugby Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, Townsend Home, 20 Charles Street, Rugby*
- The Hermitage Reception Home, Lode Lane, Solihull
- The Limes, Alcester Road, Stratford on Avon
- Warwick Union / Warwickshire Council Receiving Home, 1-3 Wharf Street, Warwick*
- Grouped Cottage Home, 2 Myton Hamlet, Myton Road, Warwick
- Holly House, 3 Myton Hamlet, Myton Road, Warwick
- Hostel for Boys, 38 Oakwood Grove, Warwick
- The Hawthorns, 5 Myton Hamlet, Myton Road, Warwick
- The Firs, 7 Myton Hamlet, Myton Road, Warwick
- Warwick Union / Warwickshire Council Scattered Home, Lammas, Linen Street, Warwick*
- The Grange Residential Nursery, Myton Road, Warwick
* 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 Warwickshire Council homes may exist at:
- Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick CV34 4JS.
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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