Institutions Used By Kent Unions

Not all persons requiring assistance were sent to the workhouse and many were sent to specialist institutions, including lunatic asylums, hospitals, sanatoriums, training homes, convalescent homes and children’s homes. The following institutions are just a few of those to which Kent Unions sent individuals.

Agatha Stacey Home, Solihull, Warwickshire
Albany Training Home, Dorking, Surrey
Alexander Home for Feeble-minded Girls, London
Alexandra Hospital, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
All Saints Convalescent Hospital, Eastbourne, Sussex
All Saints’ Home, Blackwater, Hampshire
All Souls Special School for Mentally Defective Roman Catholic, Hillingdon, Middlesex
Apsley House Convalescent Home, Margate, Kent
Ashford Cottage Hospital, Ashford, Kent
Ashford Hospital, Ashford, Kent
Association for the Oral Instruction of the Deaf & Dumb School, London
Aston Brompton Training Home actually Aston Training Home, Bampton, Oxfordshire
Asylum for Idiots, London
Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, London

Barclay Home and School for Blind and Partially Blind Girls, Brighton, Sussex
Beach Rocks Home (became The Alfred Bevan Memorial Convalescent Home), Sandgate, Kent
Besbert House, Thorpe Bay, Essex
Bethlehem Asylum, London
Bethnal Green Lunatic Asylum, London
Bevan Convalescent Home (formerly Beach Rocks Home), Sandgate, Kent
Blean Rural District Council Isolation Hospital, Herne Bay, Kent
Borough Asylum, Canterbury, Kent
Brabazon Home of Comfort, Reigate, Surry
Brighton School for Blind Boys, Brighton, Sussex
Bristol Blind Asylum, Bristol
Bristol Home for Feeble-minded Girls, Bristol
British Asylum for Deaf and Dumb Females, London
Brixton Orphanage for Fatherless Girls, London
Broadstairs Convalescent Home for Poor Children, Broadstairs, Kent
Brockham Home and Training School, Bockham, Surrey
Brompton Cancer Hospital, London
Brompton Hospital for Consumption, London
Byfleet Receiving Home, West Byfleet, Surrey

Camberwell House Lunatic Asylum, London
Canada Training Farm (also known as Mr Fegan’s Home), Goudhurst, Kent
Canterbury and East Kent Refuge & Rescue Society Home, Canterbury, Kent
Cavendish Industrial Home, London
Central London Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London
Chalfont Colony of the National Society for Epileptics, Lingfield, Surrey
Charing Cross Hospital, London
Chichester Diocesan Training Home for Girls, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex
Church Army Authorities Home, London
Church Army Home, Maidstone, Kent
Church Army Labour Home, Cambridge
Church Home for Girls, Lowerstoft, Suffolk
Church of England Refuge, Cheriton, Kent
City of London Lunatic Asylum, Stone near Dartford, Kent
Clarendon House Home for Girls, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire
Claybury Asylum,Woodford Bridge, Essex
Colney Hatch Asylum, London
Connaught House Home for Girls, Winchester, Hampshire
Convalescent and Holiday Home for the Blind, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex
Convalescent Home for Roman Catholic Children, Margate, Kent
Crippled Girls Home, London
Cripples’ Nursery, London
Cripples Home and Industrial School for Girls, London

David Lewis Manchester Epileptic Colony, Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Day School for Blind, St Leonard-at-Sea, Sussex
Deaf and Dumb Children’s Home, London
Deaf and Dumb Institution, Brighton, Sussex
Derby and Derbyshire Home for Penitent Females, Derby, Derbyshire
Derby County Asylum, Mickleover, Derby
Devon County Asylum, Exminster, Devon
Devonshire Royal Hospital and Buxton Bath Charity, Buxton, Derbyshire
Diocesan Training Homes for Girls (also known as Mid Kent Training Home), Maidstone, Kent
Dover Cottage Hospital, Dover, Kent
Dover Hospital, Dover, Kent
Dover Orphan Home for Girls, Dover, Kent
Dr Barnardo’s Home, London
Dr Stephen’s Children Home and Orphanage, London
Dudley Stuart Home, London

East Ashford Infectious Hospital, Willesborough, Kent
East Kent Industrial Training Home, Ramsgate, Kent
Eastern Counties Idiot Asylum, Colchester, Essex
Elham Rural District Sanatorium, Lyminge, Kent
Engel Home for Consumptives, Chedder, Somerset
Eversfield Chest Hospital,St Leonards on Sea, Sussex

Faversham Cottage Hospital, Faversham, Kent
Faversham Rural District Council Isolation Hospital, Buckland near Faversham, Kent
Fisherton House Lunatic Asylum , Salisbury, Wiltshire
Friend’s Training Home, London

Gillingham Infectious Hospital, Gillingham, Kent
Girls Friendly Society Lodge and Registry, Folkestone, Kent
Girls Friendly Society Lodge, Deptford, London
Girls Training Home, Hastings, Sussex
Girls Training Home, London
Gloucestershire County Lunatic Asylum, Barnwood, Gloucestershire
Gordon Boys Home, London
Gordon Boys’ Orphanage and Home, Dover, Kent
Gravesend Hospital, Gravesend, Kent
Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London
Grosvenor House Home, Sandgate, Kent
Grove Hall Asylum, Bow, London
Guy’s Hospital, London

Haddo House Home, London SE
Halliwick School or Cripples’ Home for Girls, London
Handford Home , Ipswich, Suffolk
Hants & Isle of Wight School for the Blind, Southsea Hampshire
Hanwell Lunatic Asylum (also known as Middlesex County Asylum), Hanwell, Middlesex
Henshaw’s Blind Asylum, Manchester
Heritage Schools of Arts and Crafts for Crippled Boys, Chailey, Sussex
Herne Bay Cottage Hospital, Herne Bay, Kent
Herne Bay Urban District Council Isolation Hospital, Herne Bay, Kent
High Wood School, Brentwood, Essex
Hollingbourne Infectious Hospital, Hollingbourne, Kent
Home for Epileptics, Liverpool
Home for Little Boys, Farningham, Kent
Home of Rest, Broadstairs, Kent
Homes of Hope, London
Hoo Isolation Hospital, Hoo St Werburgh, Kent
Hospital for Diseases of the Throat, Nose & Ear, London
Hospital for Epilepsy & Paralysis & other Diseases of the Nervous System, London
Hospital for Incurable cases of Consumption, Bournemouth, Dorset
Hospital Ships, Long Reach, Dartford, Kent
House of Refuge, Chatham, Kent
Hoxton House Lunatic Asylum, London

Industrial Home for Friendless Girls, Chatham, Kent
Industrial Home for Girls, London
Inglis House, Woburn, Bedfordshire
Islington Technical Home, London

Joint Infectious Hospital, Dartford, Kent

Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, Kent
Kent County Asylum, Barming Heath, Kent
Kent County Asylum, Chartham, Kent
Kent Ophthalmic Hospital (also known as Maidstone Ophthalmic Hospital), Maidstone, Kent
“Kilworth” Training Home for Domestic Servants, Maidstone, Kent
Kings College Hospital, London
Kingsnorth Industrial School (later known as Stanhope School), Kingsnorth, near Ashford, Kent

Lancaster County Mental Hospital, Lancaster
Leven and Melville Home for Boys, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex
Littlemore Asylum, Littlemore, Oxfordshire
Liverpool Ladies’ Association Laundry Home, Knotty Ash. Liverpool
Liverpool School for the Indigent Blind, Liverpool
Livingstone Cottage Hospital, Dartford, Kent
Lock Hospital, Shorncliffe, Kent
London Diocesan Penitentiary and House of Mercy, London
London Lock Hospital and Rescue Home, London
London Lock Hospital, London
London University Hospital, London
Lord Mayor Treloar’s Home, Hospital and College, Alton, Hampshire

MABYS Association Home, London (Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants)
Maida Vale Hospital for Epilepsy, London
Maidstone & Mid Kent Training Home for Girls, Maidstone, Kent
Maidstone Cottage Hospital, Maidstone, Kent
Maidstone Ophthalmic Hospital (also known as Kent County Ophthalmic Hospital), Maidstone, Kent
Maidstone Rural District Council Infectious Hospital, Loose, Kent
Maitland Sanitorium, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
Mary Carpenter Home, Bristol
Meath Home for Epilepics, Godalming, Surrey
Metropolitan Asylum Board Ophthalmia School, Swanley, Kent
Metropolitan Convalescent Home, Bexhill, Sussex
Metropolitan Convalescent Institution, London
Metropolitan Hospital, London
Metropolitan Infirmary for Children, Margate, Kent
Mid Kent Training Home for Girls, Maidstone, Kent
Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum (also known as Hanwell Lunatic Asylum), Hanwell, Middlesex
Middlesex Hospital, London
Midland Counties Institution, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Midland Institution for the Blind , Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Hospital, Greenwich
Miss Barlow’s Home, Chatham, Kent
Miss Cobb’s Convalescent Home, Broadstairs, Kent
Miss Macpherson’s Home of Industry, London
Miss Rye’s Emigration Home for Destitute Little Girls, London
Miss Twinings Establishment, London
Monmouthshire Reformatory for Boys, Pontypool, Monmouthshire
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Mottingham House Home for Roman Catholic Boys, Eltham
“Mount Edgecumbe” Devon and Cornwall Industrial School ship, Saltash, Cornwall
Mount Vernon Consumptive Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex
Mr Fegan’s Home (also known as Canada Training Farm), Goudhurst, Kent
Mr Perry’s Sanatorium, Margate, Kent
Mrs Walsham How’s Memorial Industrial Rescue Home, Walthamstow, Essex

National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic, London
National Industrial Home for Crippled Boys London
National Memorial Gordon Boys’ Home, Working, Surrey
National Orthopaedic Hospital, London
National Society for Employment of Epileptics Colony, Chalfont St Peters Buckinghamshire
Newport Market Army Training School, London
Norwood Orphanage for Roman Catholic Girls, Upper Norwood, London

Ontario House Convalescent Home, Sandgate, Kent
Orphanage of Mercy, London

Paddington and Marylebone Ladies’ Association Home, London
Peckham House Asylum, London
Pelham House Home for Working Boys, London
Plymouth, South Devon and Cornwall Institution for the Blind, Plymouth, Devon
Princess Christian’s Farm Colony , Hildenborough, Kent
Princess Louise Home, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Princess Mary Village Homes Industrial School for Girls, Addlestone, Surrey

Queen Bertha’s Home, Canterbury, Kent
Queen Victoria Memorial Cottage Hospital, Herne Bay, Kent

Rainhill Asylum (also known as Lancaster County Asylum), Prescot, Liverpool
Ramsgate Certified Training Home for Girls, Ramsgate, Kent
Rev W Stainer’s Homes for Deaf and Dumb Children, London
Richmond Ladies’ Association Refuge, London
Rochester and Chatham Joint Infectious Hospital (also known as St William’s Hospital), Rochester, Kent
Rochester Diocesan Association for Befriending Women and Girls Home, Rochester, Kent
Rosehill Children’s Hospital, Torquay, Devon
Royal Alfred Merchant Seaman’s Institute, Belvedere, Kent
Royal Cross School for the Deaf and Dumb, Preston, Lancashire
Royal Eye Hospital, London
Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin, Ireland
Royal Hospital for Children and Women, London
Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, London
Royal Midland Institution for the Blind, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Royal Mineral Water Hospital, Bath, Somerset
Royal National Sanatorium, Bournemouth, Dorset
Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the Blind, Upper Norwood, London
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for the treatment of Deformities & Contractions, London
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, London
Royal School for the Blind, Leatherhead, Surrey
Royal Sea Bathing Hospital, Margate, Kent
Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum for Girls, London

Salisbury Home for Training Girls, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Salvation Army Training Colony, Hadleigh, Essex
Sandgate House Convalescent Home, Sandgate, Kent
Sandgate Sanatorium, Sandgate, Kent
Sandwell Hall Special Industrial School for Mentally Defective Children, West Bromwich, Staffordshire
Santa Claus Home, London
School for Indigent Blind, London
School for the Educational, Industrial and Physical Training of Blind Boys and Girls, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
School for the Educational, Industrial and Physical Training of Blind Boys and Girls, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Servants Home, Folkestone, Kent
Smack Boys Home, Ramsgate, Kent
Society for the Rescue of Young Women and Children Temporary Home, London
Southern Sanatorium, Hastings, Sussex
St Agnes’ Home for Girls, Croydon, Surrey
St Agnes’ Orphanage, Leyton, Essex
St Andrews Convalescent Home, Folkestone, Kent
St Andrew’s Home for Boys, Matlock, Derbyshire
St Anne’s Home for Ophthalmic Roman Catholic Girls, London W10
St Ann’s Orphanage for Roman Catholic Girls, Orpington, Kent
St Augustine’s Home for Boys, Sevenoaks, Kent
St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London
St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Rochester, Kent
St Benet’s Home for Boys, Caversham, Berkshire
St Catherine’s Home, Hampstead, London
St Catherine’s Hospital for Consumption, Ramsgate, Kent
St Chad’s Home for Girls, Headingly, Leeds
St Charles’ School, Brentwood, Essex
St Cyprian’s Home for Boys, London
St Elizabeth’s Training Home for Young Servants, Midhurst, Sussex
St Faith’s Home, Maidstone, Kent
St George in the East Infirmary, London
St George’s Home for Working Boys, London
St Helena’s Home, West Ealing, Middlesex
St James’ Diocesan Home, London
St James’ Home for the Training and Industrial Education of Orphan and Deserted Girls, Kilkhampton, Cornwall
St John Baptist’s Open Air or St John’s School for Roman Catholic Ophthalmic Boys, Chigwell, Essex
St Johns Home actually St John’s Home for Convalescent Children, Brighton, Sussex
St Joseph’s Orphanage, Orpington, Kent
St Jude’s Home for Girls, London
St Katharine’s Home for Girls, Southbourne on Sea, Dorset
St Lawrence’s Home for Girls, Worcester, Worcestershire
St Luke’s Home for Boys, Burgess Hill, Sussex
St Margaret’s Industrial School for Catholic Girls, London
St Marys and St Johns Mission House, Chatham, Kent
St Mary’s Convalescent Home, Broadstairs, Kent
St Mary’s Home for Girls, Buxted, Sussex
St Mary’s Home for Girls, Cheam, Surrey
St Mary’s Hospital, London
St Mary’s Industrial School for Roman Catholic Girls, Eltham, London
St Mary’s Industrial School for Roman Catholic Girls, Norwood, Surrey
St Mary’s Industrial School, Reigate, Surrey
St Mary’s Orphanage for Boys, Southall, Middlesex
St Mary’s Penitentiary, Stone near Dartford, Kent
St Mary’s Training Home, London W11
St Oswald’s Home for Girls, Whitley Bay, Northumberland
St Patrick’s Home for Working Boys, London
St Peter’ Orphanage and Convalescent Home for Girls or Tait Home, Broadstairs, Kent
St Philip’s Orphanage, Uckfield, Sussex
St Saviour’s Home for the Feeble-minded, Henden, Middlesex
St Stephen’s Industrial School for Roman Catholic Boys, London W6
St Thomas’ Hospital, London
St Vincent’s Junior Industrial School for Roman Catholic Boys, Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent
St Vincent’s School for Boys, London
St William’s Infectious Diseases Hospital (also known as Rochester and Chatham Joint Infectious Hospital), Rochester, Kent
St Winifred’s Home for Girls, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Stockport Industrial School for Girls, Stockport, Cheshire
Stoke Park Colony, Stapleton, Near Bristol
Strood Rural District Council Isolation Hospital, Cobham, Kent
Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, Sussex
Sussex Lunatic Asylum, Haywards Heath, Sussex
Swiss Cottage Homes for the Blind, London NW3

Tattenhall Home for Boys, Tattenhall, Cheshire
The Free Cancer Hospital, London
The Home for aged Christian Blind Men & Women, London
The Hospital for Women, London
The Houseboy Brigade, London
The London Hospital, London
The Muller Orphanage, Bristol
The Nassau Senior Training School, London
The National Orphan Home for Girls, Richmond, Surrey
The West End Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, Paralysis & Epilepsy, London
Thurlby House School for Roman Catholic Mentally Defective Boys, Woodford Bridge, Essex
Tonbridge Rural District Council Small Pox Hospital, Pembury, Kent
Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon
Training Home for Friendless Girls, Oxford
Training School for Domestic Servants, Maidstone, Kent
Training Ship “Arethusa”, River Thames, Greenhithe, Kent
Training Ship “Exmouth”, River Thames, Grays, Essex
Training Ship “Goliath”, River Thames, Grays, Essex
Training Ship “Warspite”, River Thames, Woolwich, Kent
Trewint Industrial Home, Bexley, Kent
Trewint Industrial Home, London

University College Hospital, London
Upwick Vale Rescue Home, Eastbourne, Sussex

Victoria Cottage Hospital, Deal, Kent
Victoria Hospital for Children, London
Victoria Hospital Seaside Branch, Broadstairs, Kent

Walcot Deaf and Dumb Home, Bath, Somerset
West Ashford Infectious Diseases Hospital, Ashford, Kent
West Ham Union Convalescent Home, Margate, Kent
West Kent General Hospital, Maidstone, Kent
West Malling Lunatic Asylum, West Malling, Kent
West of England Institution for the Blind, Exeter, Devon
Western Counties Idiot Asylum, Starcross, Exeter, Devon
Westminster Hospital, London
Whittington Midland Counties Institution, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Workshop for the Blind of Kent, Greenwich
Workshop for the Blind, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

York Lunatic Asylum, York