Luscombe Castle, Dawlish, Devon

In 1938, Luscombe Castle, near Dawlish in Devon, became a Barnardo's evacuation centre for girls between the ages of four and fifteen. After the Second World War, it continued briefly as a girls' home but closed in July 1948. The property, a listed building, still stands but is not open to the public.

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)