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Buckenhill Farm Home, Bromyard, Worcestershire

Buckenhill Farm Home, at Buckenhill Manor near Bromyard in Worcestershire, provided older boys with training in farm-work before their emigration to Canada.

The home, which was affiliated to Barnardo's, was established by Richard Phipps, a local magistrate, who also paid for the cost of the boys' maintenance. In 1889, the home could accommodate up to 47 boys.

The property, a listed building dating from around 1730, is now a private residence.

Buckenhill Manor, 2012


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.

  • Barnardo's 'Making Connections' and Family History Services — for enquiries relating the records of children formerly in the care of Barnardo's and those of other organisations absorbed by them.
  • FamilySearch — the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). Has digitized records of boys baptised as adults at Bromyard parish church prior to their departure to Canada (1885-1894) - LDS digital folder 1594802.


  • 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)
  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain's Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • 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)