Lexham Hall, East Lexham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

A Barnardo's evacuation home was opened in the early part of the Second World War at Lexham Hall, an eighteenth century mansion house at East Lexham, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The home closed sometime around 1945.

The property, a listed building, is now privately owned but its gardens are occasionally opened to the public.


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


  • 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)