Mount Hermon Childrens Home

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Mount Hermon Childrens Home
Postal CodeTN35 5JL
Admin. Information
Electoral/Planning WardOLD HASTINGS Pre May 2018
Prop. Ref. No.100062575091

Taking the name of the property it occupied, Mount Hermon at 38 Ashburnham Road, Hastings, TN35 5JL the Mount Hermon Home for Girls was established in 1886 by the Hastings Ladies’ Association for the Care of Friendless Girls.

Accommodation was provide for up to 18 girls, aged 11 to 17, who through the loss or neglect of their parents were unprepared to earn their living. There was a charge of 2s. 6d. a week made for girls from the local area, with those out of the area paying 4s.

Circa 1905, after merging with the Brixton Girls’ Protective Home, the institution became known as Hastings Ladies’ Association and Girls’ Protective Home.

The property was replaced with a block of six flats in 1961[1]



  1. Hastings Borough Council Planning application ref: HS/OA/61/00166