Ancestry UK

Children's Home, Faversham, Kent

In 1918, the National Children's Home (NCH) set up a residence at The Mount on London Road, Faversham to house ninety-seven Serbian refugee children. After the refugees departed in August 1921, the property continued in operation as an NCH branch home.

National Children's Home, Faversham, c.1918. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in the early 1930s. The building has now been turned into flats.

Former National Children's Home, Faversham.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.

  • Action For Children (formerly the National Children's Home). Can provide access to their own records for individuals who were adopted through the charity or who resided in one of its homes. Help also for those searching for family history information.


  • 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)
  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain's Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • Horner, Francis Shadow and Sun (Epworth Press, 1920)
  • Howard, Philip J Philip: a Strange Child (Dalkeith Publishing, 2007)
  • Philpot, Terry Action For Children (Lion, 1994)
  • Walpole, Cecil F. Golden Links (Epworth Press, 1941)