Buckenhill Farm Home, Bromyard, Worcestershire

Buckenhill Farm Home, at Buckenhill Manor near Bromyard in Worcestershire, provided older boys with training in farm-work before their emigration to Canada.

The home, which was affiliated to Barnardo's, was established by Richard Phipps, a local magistrate, who also paid for the cost of the boys' maintenance. In 1889, the home could accommodate up to 47 boys.

The property, a listed building dating from around 1730, is now a private residence.

Buckenhill Manor, 2012

Records

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Bibliography

  • Barnardo, Syrie Louise, and Marchant, James Memoirs of the Late Dr Barnardo (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907)
  • Batt, J.H. Dr. Barnardo: The Foster-Father of "Nobody's Children" (S.W. Partridge, 1904)
  • Bready, J. Wesley Doctor Barnardo (Allen & Unwin, 1930)
  • Rose, June For the Sake of the Children: Inside Dr. Barnardo's: 120 years of caring for children (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987)
  • Wagner, Gillian Barnardo (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1979)