The Old Rectory, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

In April 1942, The Old Rectory at Great Hampden, a house dating back to the sixteenth century, was taken over by Barnardo's as a wartime home for small children.

The location of the home is shown on the 1898 map below.

The Old Rectory, Great Missenden, c.1898.

The home closed in 1946. The house is now a private residence.

Records

Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals.

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)