Dr. BARNARDO’S HOMES
 England
SORTED BY COUNTY

English Homes Welsh homes
 
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Please help with the upkeep of this web site we need your memories and old photos of your time in care. If your old home is not listed and you have a photo and relevant information please send via email for inclusion.

Dr. Barnardo’s opened hundreds of children’s homes across the UK from Thomas Barnardo’s day until the 1970’s. During World War II the government required owners of large buildings, in particular stately homes, to use their buildings for the war effort. Some became hospitals for the war wounded, others centres of Allied operations, whilst others offered their homes for orphanages. Lots of Dr. Barnardo children were evacuated to these large stately homes in the country, away from the nightly bombing raids. I have listed the homes I found information even though they were returned to the owner after the war as for some these were the only Dr. Barnardo home they knew.

Today Barnardo's don’t run orphanages or children’s homes. This is a directory of all the homes that are listed for England and what happened to them. Click on any name for a photo and some information, those that are in bold print have further information or memories added of the old Home, some have a link to a web site.

Most of the photographs listed were taken in 1956 in black and white, presumably to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Dr. Barnardo Homes. Some of the photos have been scanned from old magazines so the quality of some of the photographs are poor. The most important thing is you send some background information on your old home, please click here  and just add your memories or photos. DO YOU KNOW OF ANY MORE OLD HOMES? or can you add to this archive. Where did we get the information? The Barnardo's web site and information from books and magazines click here to view the list if you have some old copies of the BGM that are no longer wanted, Please let us have them.

We did manage to find some more photographs of our old wartime homes, though, alas, there are still some homes that we cannot feature as no photographs can be found. To name a few: Langford Cross (or Grove), perhaps somewhere in Essex though information is rather vague; Hillcott, Nutfield Road, Merstham, Surrey and not forgetting  Wangford Hall, Brandon, Suffolk. Perhaps some of our readers might have a photograph that we could borrow, to have a copy done for our records?

Most of these homes are listed in Childhood Memories a photographic history of Dr Barnardo's. Where listed it will be referenced with the page number, then photo plate number (still to be done) information mainly from the 1964 classified list of Branch Homes which was sorted by County.

Dr Barnardo Home name

ADDRESS

CITY / Town

COUNTY

DATES

Howard House

17 Cardington Road

Bedford

Bedfordshire

1928-1973

High Close

Wiltshire Road

Wokingham

Berkshire

1946-Open

New Lodge

Drift Road, Winkfield

Windsor Forest

Berkshire

1942-1956

Oakley House

Frilford Heath

Abingdon

Berkshire

1945-1970

Southern Hill

1 to 4 Redlands Road

Reading

Berkshire

1946-1949

Caldecott House

Caldecott Road

Abingdon

Berkshire

1945-1971

Long Close

Black Pond Lane

Farnham Royal

Buckinghamshire

1952-1957

The Old Rectory

Great Hampden

Great Missenden

Buckinghamshire

1942-1946

Pampisford Hall

 

Pampisford

Cambridgeshire

1939-1940

The Cottage Home

1 Fitzwilliam Road

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

1952-1971

Teighmore House

Gorey

Jersey

Channel Isles

1879-1938

Boughton Hall

Filkins Lane

Chester

Cheshire

1971-1982

The Marfords

Dibbinsdale

Bromborough

Cheshire

1937-1962

Dame Margarets Home

 

Washington

Co. Durham

1889-1946

Southwood

 

Holbrook

Nr. Derby

1945-1977

Morley Manor

 

Morley

Nr. Derby

1958-Open

13 Clifton Hill

 

Exeter

Devon

1894-1929

Feltrim

Topsham Road

Exeter

Devon

1929-1942

12 to 13 Gordon Terrace

Mutley

Plymouth

Devon

1970-1981

Luscombe Castle

 

Dawlish

Devon

1947-1948

Sunnyside

2 Decoy Road

Newton Abbot

Devon

1962-1972

10 to 12 Sutherland Road

Mutley

Plymouth

Devon

1970-1981

Tamar House

13 Springhilll Green,  Pennycross,

Plymouth

Devon

1962-1979

The Quarries

Barley Lane Dunsford Hill

Exeter

Devon

1945-1970

Dane Court

12 St Peter Road

Parkstone

Dorset

1939-1951

Parkstone Sea Training School

 

Parkstone

Dorset

1951-1964

Russell-coats Nautical school   Parkstone Dorset 1919-1951

Thorngrove

Thorngrove Common, Mead Lane

Gillingham

Dorset

1948-1964

Ryton Dene

Holburn Lane

Ryton Tyneside

Durham

1978-1985

Shotley Park

Shotley Bridge

Consett

Durham

1875-1986

Mossford Lodge Cranbrook Road, Barkingside Ilford Essex 1874-1875

New Mossford Centre

Civic Way,  Barkingside

Ilford

Essex

1975-1992

Australasian Hospital

TVG Barkingside

Ilford

Essex

1911-1972

Australasian Medical Unit Tanners Lane, Barkingside Ilford Essex 1972-1975

Girls Village Home

Horns Road, Barkingside

Ilford

Essex

1876-1939

The Village Home Horns Road, Barkingside Ilford Essex 1945-1991

Southwood House

32 Southwood Gardens

Gants Hill Ilford

Essex

1941-1973

Birch Hall

Layer de la Haye

Woodford Bridge

Essex

1939-1940

Boys Garden City

 

Woodford Bridge

Essex

1909-1977

Thurlby House

Garden City

Woodford Bridge

Essex

1919-1949

Hood House

Garden City

Woodford Bridge

Essex

1973-1986

John Capel Hanbury Hospital

Garden City

Woodford Bridge

Essex

1923-1975

Princess Margaret School

Garden City

Woodford Bridge

Essex

1951-1957

The Residence

Roding Lane North

Woodford Bridge

Essex

1957-1971

Collier House

Stanway

Nr Colchester

Essex

1945-1981

Corner House

67 Wash Lane

Clacton on Sea

Essex

1961-1981

Deal

225 Old Road

Clacton on Sea

Essex

1947-1981

Five Corners

Wickham Bishops

Witham

Essex

1940-1945

Foley House

115 High Garrett

Nr Braintree

Essex

1946-1981

Horham Hall

 

Thaxted

Essex

1939-1945

Little Bardfield Hall (USA)

 

Little Bardfield

Essex

1940-1945

Pellew House

Upshirebury

Waltham Abbey

Essex

1941-1947

Springfield Tyrell’s

Springfield Road

Chelmsford

Essex

1940-1940

The Old Vicarage

West Street

Coggeshall

Essex

1939-1951

Farm Hill

Kelvedon

Coggeshall

Essex

1940-1969

White Barn

Kelvedon Road

Colchester

Essex

1952-1974

Warlies

 

Waltham Abbey

Essex

1928-1975

Elizabeth Bishop House

Hazelwood Road

Stoke Bishop Bristol

Gloucestershire

1948-1970

Badgeworth Court

 

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

1945-1964

Hatherley Brake

Upper Hatherley

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

1950-1978

Annesley

Bank

Lyndhurst

Hampshire

1943-1971

Chawton House

Chawton

Alton

Hampshire

1943-1947

Castle Malwood Minstead   Hampshire 1940-1945
Not Known Wordsworth Road, Shirley Southampton Hampshire 1903 - 19xx

Pevensey

7 Brookvale Road

Southampton

Hampshire

1902-1973

Ashdene

33 Regents Park Road

Southampton

Hampshire

1902-1973

Barnardo’s School of Printing William Baker House Mead Lane Hertford Hertfordshire 1969-1991

William Baker (Tech) School

Goldings

Hertford north

Hertfordshire

1921-1967

Bayfordbury Mansion Bayfordbury Park Hertford west Hertfordshire 19## - 1945

Agra House

19 Park Road

Tunbridge Wells

Kent

1902-1939

Babies Castle

 

Hawkhurst

Kent

1884-1965

Bruce Porter Hospital Home

9 to 11 Wear Bay Crescent

Folkestone

Kent

1920-1966

Charlton Park

Bishopsbourne

Canterbury

Kent

1946-1966

Dromore

The Park

Sidcup

Kent

1948-1973

Farley Croft

 

Westerham

Kent

1947-1957

Heathfield House (Kenward)

 

Maidstone

Kent

1947-1981

Woodlands, Glen Iris Close Street, Thomas Hill Canterbury Kent 1946- 1971

Kenward

 

Maidstone

Kent

1943-1981

Llanfair

16 Park Road

Beckenham

Kent

1945-1964

Meadows Memorial Home

London Road

Southborough

Kent

1939-

St Christophers

Pembury Road

TunbridgeWells

Kent

1947-1976

16 Alexandra Drive

Sefton Park

Liverpool

Lancashire

1937-1968

9 Links Gate

 

Lytham St Annes

Lancashire

1973-1977

The Delfs

110 to 112 Inglewhite Birch Green

Skelmersdale

Lancashire

1976-1997

16 Trafalgar Road

 

Birkdale

Lancashire

1894-1945

Tudor Bank

2 Beach Road

Birkdale

Lancashire

1958-1981

Glenfield Frith Hall

 

Glenfield

Leicestershire

1949-1991

Chester House

77 Downs Park Road

Clapton

London

1908-1945

Clapham Home

49 High Street

Clapham

London

1902-1933

Cleevedon Daycare

16 to 18 Tennison Road

South Norwood

London 

1966-1977

Ellesmere

7 to 8 Grove Crescent

South Woodford

London

1944-1965

Ever Open Door 10 Stepney Causeway Stepney E1 London 1874-1939

Her Majesty’s Hospital Home

13 to 17 & 19 Stepney Causeway

Stepney E1

London

1888-1922

Stepney Causeway

18 to 26 Stepney Causeway

Stepney E1

London

1870-1967

John Benn

1 Bower Street

Stepney E1

London

1885-1949

Labour House

622 to 626 Commercial Road

E1

London

1882-1909

Leopold House

199 Burdett Road

Stepney E3

London

1883-1912

Forest Gate

82 Goodwin Road

E7

London

1946-1968

Hope Place (Ragged School)

Limehouse

Stepney E14

London

1867-1876

Iona

Hollybush Hill

Snaresbrook

London

1945-1950

Staffa

Hollybush Hill

Snaresbrook

London

1945-1964

The Old Vicarage

124 Kingsbury Road

Hendon

London

1948-1951

Windermere House

72 Westow Street

Upper Norwood

London

1977-

Euston Hall

 

Thetford

Norfolk

1940-1946

Honingham Hall

 

Norwich

Norfolk

1940-1966

Teichman House

50 Sale Road Heartsease Estate

Norwich

Norfolk

1966-1971

Watts Naval Training School

North Elmham

Dereham

Norfolk

1903-1949

WATTS HOME North Elmham Dereham Norfolk 1950-1953

Westwood

111 Newmarket Road

Norwich

Norfolk

1947-1967

Wretham Hall

 

Thetford

Norfolk

1939-1940

Dallington Lodge

13 The Avenue

Dallington

Northampton

1902-1970

Millbrooke

51 Scrogg Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

Northumberland

1933-1965

Mount Royal

Allendale Road

Hexham

Northumberland

1948-1982

Montague House

London Road

Retford

Nottinghamshire

1956-1972

Inglewood   Wembley Middlesex 19**- 197

Welby

Pridham Lane, Tavistock Road

Peverill

Plymouth

1934-1961

Corris  House

Southfield Road

Much Wenlock

Shropshire

1927-1979

Lilleshall Hall

Lilleshall

Newport

Shropshire

1940-1947

Quinta School

Weston Rhyn

Oswestry

Shropshire

1941-1980

Shelton House

Bicton Heath

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

1945-1977

Ashley Combe

 

Porlock Weir

Somerset

1938-1950

Horsington House

 

Templecombe

Somerset

1945-1972

Princess  Margaret School

53 Middleway

Taunton

Somerset

1966-

Banshee House Forton Road   Staffordshire  

Druids Heath School

Walsall Wood Road

Aldridge Nr Walsall

Staffordshire

1940-1988

Wangford Hall   Brandon Suffolk  

Fornham House

 

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk

1939-1945

Glebe House

Great Saxham

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk 

1940-1946

Harland House

Undercliff Road

Felixstowe

Suffolk 

1925-1981

Montgomery House

Long Melford

Sudbury

Suffolk 

1947-1967

Robert Milne House

333 Felixstowe Road

Ipswich

Suffolk 

1967-1981

Stanley House

 

Newmarket

Suffolk

1939-1946

Warren Towers

 

Newmarket

Suffolk

1939-1945

Mittendorff House

High Road

Epsom

Surrey

1896-1918

Clayton House

High Road

Epsom

Surrey

1918-1937

Kingston

Gloucester Road

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey

1933-1968

Farncombe Hall

Farncombe

Godalming

Surrey

1947-1951

Keffolds

Bunch Lane

Haslemere

Surrey

1942-1973

Netherheys

208 Pampisford Road

South Croydon

Surrey

1949-1983

Rosemead

Reigate Road

Reigate

Surrey

1944-1974

Shackleford House

Eashing

Godalming

Surrey

1946-1964

Sharon

Heathside Park Road

Woking

Surrey

1948-1966

Adsdean House

Adsdean Park

Chichester

Sussex

1940-1950

Barcombe Place,

Barcombe

Nr Lewes

Sussex

1940-1971

Beacon School

Church Road

Crowborough

Sussex

1937-1957

Churchill House

Vicarage Road

Eastbourne

Sussex

1946-1971

Furze Court

31 Dyke Road Avenue

Hove

Sussex

1948-1962

Syndal

57 Clarendon Villas

Hove

Sussex

1921-1952

Droveway Corner

279 Dyke Road

Hove

Sussex

1962-1971

High Broom

Stone Cross

Crowborough

Sussex

1940-1980

Ifield Hall

Ifield

Crawley

Sussex

1943-1973

Margaret Convalescent Home

Aldwick

Bognor Regis

Sussex

1932-1977

Old Roar House

Silverhill Park

St Leonards on Sea

Sussex 

1938-1972

Ever open door 78 Alcester Road Moseley Warwickshire  

Elizabeth Bishop House

Myton Gables

Myton Road

Warwickshire

1957-1984

Wildmoor Road

53 to 55 Robin Hood Estate

Shirley Solihull

Warwickshire

1966-1991

Barrows Green House

Barrows Green

Kendal

Westmoreland

1948-2002

Hallow Park

 

Hallow

Worcestershire

1947-1980

The Lawns

Kempsey

Nr Worcester.

Worcestershire

1940-1946

Spennells

Lower Comberton

Kidderminster

Worcestershire

1946-1982

Axholme House

125 Thorne Road

Doncaster

Yorkshire

1962-1978

Beaconsfield house

Grand Parade Cullercoats

North Shields

Yorkshire

1946-1953

Hull Ever Open Door

Beverley Road

North Humberside

Yorkshire

1902-1951

Ian Tetley Memorial School

Hollins Hall, Hampsthwaite

Harrogate

Yorkshire

1943-1999

Kirkstall Lodge

56 Morris Lane

Leeds

Yorkshire

1946-1966

Langthorpe Villa

Boroughbridge

 

Yorkshire

1948-1963

Leeds Ever Open Door

24 Kirkgate

 

Yorkshire

1892-1939

Lincoln Villa

North Ormesby Middlesborough

Cleveland

Yorkshire

1903-1939

Ripley Castle

Ripley

Harrogate

Yorkshire

1940-1944

Riverhill Cottages

Wighill Lane

Tadcaster

Yorkshire

1961-

Roberts Memorial Home

1 Tewitt Well Road

Harrogate

Yorkshire

1942-

Bishops Palace

Palace Road

Ripon

Yorkshire

1940-1950

Spring Hill School

Palace Road

Ripon

Yorkshire

1940-

Red House

Palace Road

Ripon

Yorkshire

1946-open

Rushwood Hall

East Tanfield

Ripon

Yorkshire

1940-1946

Sawley Hall

 

Ripon

Yorkshire

1940-1947

West Mount

Kirkby Road

Ripon

Yorkshire

1935-1978

Sheffield Ever Open Door

Pittsmoor Road

 

Yorkshire

1903-1947

The Ridge

Marske Mill Lane

Saltburn

Yorkshire

1945-1969

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