Oakley House, Frilford Heath, Berkshire

In March 1946, a Barnardo's home was opened in Oakley House on Faringdon Road, Frilford Heath, near Abingdon, in what was then Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). The home provided a nursery and home for children under the age of five.

Oakley House, Frilford Heath, 2012. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in August 1970 and the building is now a private residence.


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  • 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)