Children's Cottage Homes
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                                                                                                       Tyne & Wear



                                                                Cumbria         Durham



                                                                                           North Yorkshire



                                                                Lancashire                               East Riding 

                                                                                         W Yorks


                                                      Merseyside  Gtr Manch   S Yorks


                                                                                          Derbyshire          Lincolnshire

                                                                          Cheshire                Notts



                                                                        Shropshire           Leics                              Norfolk


                                                                                        W Mids                       

                                                                                                         Northants  Cambs

                                                                                  Worcs  Warks                                  Suffolk

                                                                       Herefords                             Beds


                                                                                      Glos               Bucks               Essex

                                                                                                  Oxon            Herts


                                                                   Bristol                       Berks         London


                                                                    Somerset                               Surrey        Kent


                                                                                                                 W Sussex

                                                    Devon                  Dorset                                  E Sussex



                                 Cornwall                                               Isle of Wight







Wallingford Cottage Homes, Berks / Oxfordshire (s)




Downend Cottage Homes, Bristol



Culcheth Cottage Homes, Warrington


Padgate Cottage Homes, Warrington Poor Law Union


Styal Cottage Homes, Wilmslow













North Devon Cottage Homes, Barnstaple (s) 






Darlington Scattered / Cottage Homes (s)


Lanchester Cottage Homes, Lee Hill


Stockton Scattered / Cottage Homes (s)




Hessle Cottage Homes, HullSculcoates Poor Law Union


Linnaeus Street Homes, Hull (s)


Newland Cottage Homes, Cottingham Road, Hull 




Hastings Scattered / Cottage Homes 





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)








Chorlton Scattered Homes (s)


Hollins Cottage Homes, Bolton


Rochdale Union Cottage Homes, Wardle 


Salford Cottage Homes




Cosham Cottage Homes, Portsmouth


Southampton Union Cottage Homes aka Hollybrook 













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.








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






(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 




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




Holmeleigh  Cottage Homes, Horncastle 




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)





Blundellsands, Sefton (s)

Fazakerley Cottage Homes, Liverpool - serving West Derby Union


Wavertree Cottage Homes aka Olive Mount













MIddlesborough Scattered / Cottage Homes 



Burton Latimer Cottage Homes




Wallingford Cottage Homes, Berks / Oxfordshire (s)





Bath Scattered / Cottage Homes (s) 


Bridgewater Union Cottage Home aka Cannnington





Fulwood Cottage Homes - Eccleshall Poor Law Union 


Rotherham Cottage Homes


Sheffield Scattered Homes (s) 




Penkhull Cottage Homes, Stoke on Trent




Scattered homes, Foxall Road, Ipswich (s)




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)




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







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)





Myton Hamlet Children's Home 




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




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





Carleton Cottage Homes, Pontefract  aka Eastwell Lodge


Dewsbury Cottage Homes


Keighley Cottage Homes, Fell Lane, Keighley






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.


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.


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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.