Ripley Castle, Harrogate, North Riding of Yorkshire

In 1940, a Barnardo's wartime evacuation home was opened at Ripley Castle, near Harrogate.

Ripley Castle, Harrogate, c.1905. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1944. Ripley Castle is now a popular visitor attraction and event venue.


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)