Records of the Blue and Grey Coat Children's Home, York

Scope and Content

Ladies' Committee minute book, 1960-1966; financial records, including petty cash book, 1977-1982, and rate exemption application, 1963; staff records, including House Mother's log book, 1961-1970, and admissions and discharges register, 1960-1983, and Matron's log book, 1949-1972, and meals register, 1971-1980; press cutting concerning the proposed closure of the Blue and Grey Coat School, 1983; plan of the Children's Home, 1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

Following the closure of York’s Blue Coat School in 1947 it was agreed to continue the Grey Coat School as a hostel for girls. The home was initially situated on Monkgate but moved in 1961 to new premises at Stray Garth, Stockton Lane. The home accommodated 12 children who lived under the care of a House Mother whilst attending local authority schools.

In 1969 the Grey Coat Home was amalgamated with St Stephen's Home, York. In 1973 the Social Services Department of the County Council took over responsibility for the Home and in 1976 the funds of the Blue and Grey Coat Schools, together with several related charities, were transferred to the newly established York Children’s Trust.

The Home on Stockton Lane was closed in 1983 and the premises sold.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute prior to 1996.

Note

Following the closure of York’s Blue Coat School in 1947 it was agreed to continue the Grey Coat School as a hostel for girls. The home was initially situated on Monkgate but moved in 1961 to new premises at Stray Garth, Stockton Lane. The home accommodated 12 children who lived under the care of a House Mother whilst attending local authority schools.

In 1969 the Grey Coat Home was amalgamated with St Stephen's Home, York. In 1973 the Social Services Department of the County Council took over responsibility for the Home and in 1976 the funds of the Blue and Grey Coat Schools, together with several related charities, were transferred to the newly established York Children’s Trust.

The Home on Stockton Lane was closed in 1983 and the premises sold.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 22.03.17.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Related Material

The records of York's Blue Coat and Grey Coat Schools, York Charity Schools and York Children's Trust are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

Additional Information

Published

GB193