Ancestry UK

Mount Hermon Orphan Home, Sevenoaks, Kent

The Mount Hermon Orphan Home was originally established in 1863 and had premises in Kilburn, north London. In 1905, the Home — still in the charge of Mrs Mary Ann Parry — moved to Park Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent, a location sometimes referred to as The Vine. The new premises could accommodate up to 28 girls, aged from 5 to 12 years at their date of admission.

The Home site is shown on the 1909 map below.

Mount Hermon Orphan Home site, Sevenoaks, c.1909.

As at Kilburn, the girls were trained in housework and needlework, with situations in domestic service found for them at the age of 15.

The Home is believed to have ceased operation at the time of the Second World War. The premises are now in private residential use.


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