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                                                                    Somerset                               Surrey        Kent

                                                                                              Hampshire

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 BEDFORDSHIRE 

 

 

 

 BERKSHIRE 

 

Wallingford Cottage Homes, Berks / Oxfordshire (s)

 

 

 BRISTOL 

Downend Cottage Homes, Bristol

 

 CHESHIRE 


Culcheth Cottage Homes, Warrington

 

Padgate Cottage Homes, Warrington Poor Law Union

 

Styal Cottage Homes, Wilmslow

 

 

  CUMBRIA  

 

 

 

 

 DERBYSHIRE 


 

 

 DEVON 

 

North Devon Cottage Homes, Barnstaple (s) 

 

 DORSET 

 

 DURHAM  

 

Darlington Scattered / Cottage Homes (s)

 

Lanchester Cottage Homes, Lee Hill

 

Stockton Scattered / Cottage Homes (s)

 

 EAST RIDING  

 

Hessle Cottage Homes, HullSculcoates Poor Law Union

 

Linnaeus Street Homes, Hull (s)

 

Newland Cottage Homes, Cottingham Road, Hull 

 

 EAST SUSSEX  

 

Hastings Scattered / Cottage omes 

 

 

 ESSEX 

 

Chelmsford Union Cottage Homes, Great Baddow Road

 

Hornchurch Cottage Homes (serving Shoreditch Union) 

 

Hutton Cottage Homes (serving Poplar Union)

 

Ongar Cottage Homes (serving Hackney UInion)

 

Stifford Cottage Homes (serving Stepney Union)

 

Tendring Scattered / Cottage Homes (s)

 

 GLOUCESTERSHIRE 

 

 

 

 GREATER MANCHESTER 

 

Chorlton Scattered Homes (s)

 

Hollins Cottage Homes, Bolton

 

Rochdale Union Cottage Homes, Wardle 

 

Salford Cottage Homes

 

 HAMPSHIRE 

 

Cosham Cottage Homes, Portsmouth

 

Southampton Union Cottage Homes aka Hollybrook 

 

 

 HEREFORDSHIRE 

 

 

 

 HERTFORDSHIRE 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly finished... 
But not quite...

 

 

I am still working on this page so I haven't yet managed to link all the cottage homes names through to all the page about them.

 

So if you are looking for information about particular cottage homes. please use our search page

 

And come back soon to see the finished page!

Thank you.

 

 

For general information about cottage homes, please visit our
introduction page.

 

 

 

 

 

 KENT 

 

Eastry Cottage Homes, near Sandwich

 

Elham Union Cottage Homes, Cheriton, Folkestone aka Cheriton Cottage Homes (s)

 

Farningham Homes for Little Boys (a Barnardos home)

 

Lamorbey Cottage (Children's) Homes, Sidcup (serving Greenwich Union)

 

Medway Union Cottage Homes, Chatham

 

Manston Cottage Homes, Thanet

 

 

 

 LANCASHIRE 

 

(For Warrington, see CHESHIRE)


Blackburn Scattered Homes (s)

 

Bolton Union Cottage Homes

 

Burnley Union Cottage Homes

 

Fylde Union Cottage Homes, Kirkham

 

Hollins Cottage Homes, Farnworth, Lancs 

 

 LEICESTERSHIRE 

 

Leicester Poor Law Union Cottage Homes, Countesthorpe aka Countesthorpe Cottage Homes

 

 LINCOLNSHIR 

 

Holmeleigh  Cottage Homes, Horncastle 

 

 LONDON 

 

Banstead Cottage Homes aka Beechholme


Barkingside Cottage Homes, Ilford

 

Croydon Scattered Homes (s)

 

Deptford & Greenwich Union Cottage Homes, Sidcup, Kent

 

Goldie Leigh Cottage Homes, Woolwich

 

Hackney Cottage Homes, Ongar, Essex

 

Mr Spurgeon’s Cottage Homes for Fatherless Children (aka Stockwell Orphanage)

 

Poplar Union Cottage Homes, Hutton, Essex

 

Shoreditch Union Cottage Homes, Hornchurch, Essex 

 

Stepney Union Cottage Homes, Stifford, Essex

 

St Olave Poor Law Union (Bermondsey), Shirley

 

Yiewsley Cottage homeTavistock Villa, Tavistock Road, Yiewsley, Middx  (s)

 

 

 MERSEYSIDE  

 

Blundellsands, Sefton (s)


Fazakerley Cottage Homes, Liverpool - serving West Derby Union

 

Wavertree Cottage Homes aka Olive Mount

 

 

 NORFOLK 


 

 

 

 NORTHUMBERLAND  

 

 

 

NORTH YORKSHIRE 

 

MIddlesborough Scattered / Cottage Homes 

 

 NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 

Burton Latimer Cottage Homes

 

 OXFORDSHIRE 

 

Wallingford Cottage Homes, Berks / Oxfordshire (s)

 

 

 SOMERSET 

 

Bath Scattered / Cottage Homes (s) 

 

Bridgewater Union Cottage Home aka Cannnington

 

 

 SOUTH YORKSHIRE 

 

Fulwood Cottage Homes - Eccleshall Poor Law Union 

 

Rotherham Cottage Homes

 

Sheffield Scattered Homes (s) 

 

 STAFFORDSHIRE 

 

Penkhull Cottage Homes, Stoke on Trent

 

 SUFFOLK 

 

Scattered homes, Foxall Road, Ipswich (s)

 

 SURREY 

 

Banstead Cottage Homes aka Beechholme (serving London)

 

Crondall Cottage Home, Dippenahll Street, Crondall (s)

 

Princess Mary’s Village Homes for Little Girls, Addlestone

 

Reigate Union Cottage Homes, Redhill, Surrey (s)

 

 TYNE & WEAR 

 

Highfield Cottage Homes, Sunderland

 

Cleadon Cottage Homes, South Tyneside - South Shields Poor Law Union (s)  

 

Ponteland Cottage Homes - Newcastle upon Tyne Poor Law Union

 

Shotley Bridge Cottage Homes,  aka Medomsley Edge Cottage Homes - Gateshead Poor Law Union

 

 

 WALES 

 

 

 

Bridgend Cottage Homes (s)

 

Bryncoch Cottage Homes, Neath (s)

 

Cardiff (s)

 

Chepstow (s)

 

Conwy (s)

 

Holywell (s)

 

Merthyr Tydfil (s)

 

Pontypool, Newport aka Garth Olwg aka Church Village Cottage Homes (s)

 

Pontypridd Cottage Homes, Glamorgan (Llantwit Fadre)

 

Swansea Union Cottage Homes, Home for Destitute Children, Cockett Village aka Cockett Cottage Homes

 

Tredegar Cottage Homes (s)

 

Wrexham Cottage Homes (s)

 

 

 

 WARWICKSHIRE 

Myton Hamlet Children's Home 

 

 WEST MIDLANDS 

 

Aston Union Cottage Homes, Erdington, Birmingham

 

Marston Green Cottage Homes, Birmingham Poor Law Union

 

Meriden Cottage Home, Showell Lane, Meriden, Coventry

 

Shenley Fields Cottage Homes - Kings Norton Poor Law Union

 

Wolverhampton Union Cottage Homes, Wednesfield

 

 WEST SUSSEX 

 

The Cottage Home  West Lavant, nr Chichester aka The Lavant Home (s)

 

 

 WEST YORKSHIRE 

 

Carleton Cottage Homes, Pontefract  aka Eastwell Lodge

 

Dewsbury Cottage Homes

 

Keighley Cottage Homes, Fell Lane, Keighley

 

 

 

 

 WORCESTERSHIRE 

Worcester Cottage Homes, Wyld's Lane, Worcester (s)

 

Do you have memories of being in a cottage home?

 

Do you know of cottage homes that are not listed here?

 

 

 

We would love to hear from you.

 


NOT FOUND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?
This children's cottage homes directory is a new venture, and sadly there are some counties I as yet don't have any information about. If you know of homes that are not listed, or are looking for infomation about homes in a particular county, please let me know. Thank you.
hello@formerchildrenshomes.org.uk

 

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Books about
cottage homes

 

So often, there are no official records about cottage homes. They are a forgotten piece of our social history.

 

For this reason, to try to fill the gaps, we have available books of memories and previsouly unpublished photographs.

 

 

Inside the Gates of Children's Cottage Homes

Looks at what all aspects of life was like for people who spent all or part of their childhoods in cottage homes. And tells the story of how these homes changed in the hundred years that they existed.

From left to right, books are available about Kirkham Cottage Homes, Marston Green Cottage Homes, Erdington Cottage Homes and Cosham Cottage Homes.

To purchase any of these books, direct from the publishers, please click here.