Wallingford Cottage Homes


In the truest sense of the term, these really qualify as being cottage homes in no way other than their name.


In fact, the cottage homes at Wallingford, east of Didcot and Abingdon, south of Oxford, comprised only three 'cottages' and, when they were built, had capacity for only 33 children in total.


From some of the surviving records, it seems that these homes may have been open until at least 1955.





Some records of the cottage homes can be found at the Berkshire Records Office.


See our page on accessing records for your rights and restrictions in terms of looking at archives about cottage homes.


NB. Until 1974, Wallingford was in Berkshire, from then on, it has been in Oxfordshire.