Ever Open Door and Girls' Free Lodging House, Notting Hill, London

On August 4th 1896, a Barnardo's Ever Open Door and Girls' Free Lodging House was opened at 12 Penzance Place, Notting Hill. The property could house 43 children.

The home was still in use in 1915 but had closed by 1920.


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)