Goldie Leigh Cottage Homes 

 

Were the Goldie Leigh cottage homes the most short-lived children's cottage homes?

 

Woolwich Union opened the homes in 1902 on Lodge Lane, Abbey Wood but, in 1914 they were taken over for use as a hospital [1] . They had just 12 years as cottage homes in the traditional sense of the term. 

 

There were approxiately 14 cottages each of which had accommodation for around 16 children[2].

 

LOOKING FOR RECORDS?

 

The records for admissions and discharges, the register of children and the register of children sent to Leytonstone from 1902 - 1932 are all at the London Metropolitan Archives. They also have the staff registers, we believe, along with registers for the Goldie Leigh Hospital School from 1950 - 1975.
 
See our page on accessing records for your rights in terms of looking at archives about cottage homes.

 


 

[1]. http://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/goldieleigh.html viewed 23rd June 2011

[2]. http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Woolwich/ viewed 23rd June 2011