Ancestry UK

Hatherley Brake, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

In November 1950, the Hatherley Brake Barnardo's home was opened on Hatherley Road, Upper Hatherley, near Cheltenham. Originally a girls' home, it became mixed in July 1964.

The location of the home is shown on the 1955 map below.

Hatherley Brake site, Cheltenham, c.1955.

The home closed in August 1978. The buildings no longer survive and modern housing now stands on the site.


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  • 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)