Ashwood Home, Woking, Surrey

In 1947, the National Children's Home (NCH) established a home for 38 babies and toddlers at 'Ashwood' on Ashwood Road, Woking. The house, a large 'Arts and Crafts' style mansion was set in eight acres of grounds.

The property has now been converted to flats known as Ashwood Place.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals.

  • Action For Children (formerly the National Children's Home) can provide access to care records for people who were adopted through the charity or who resided in one of its homes. Currently this service is only available to the individuals concerned and not to the descendents of deceased former residents.


  • Bradfield, William The Life of the Reverend Thomas Bowman Stephenson (1913, Kelly)
  • Curnock, Nehemiah The Story of the Children's Home (C.H. Kelly, 1901)
  • Horner, Francis Shadow and Sun (Epworth Press, 1920)
  • Philpot, Terry Action For Children (Lion, 1994)
  • Walpole, Cecil F. Golden Links (Epworth Press, 1941)