Horham Hall, Thaxted, Essex

At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, sixteenth-century Horham Hall near Thaxted in Essex became a Barnardo's evacuation centre for girls and young children.

Horham Hall, Thaxted. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1945. Although now a private residence, the hall opens its doors for group and special visits.

Records

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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)