Ancestry UK

Teighmore, Jersey, Channel Isles

Teighmore, a Barnardo's home for small boys of delicate health was opened in 1879 near Gorey on the Channel Island of Jersey. The property, located on what is now the Rue D'Aval, was donated to Barnardo's by a Miss McNeil.

Teighmore boys' home, c.1905. © Peter Higginbotham

Teighmore boys' and 'mother', c.1905. © Peter Higginbotham

The home expanded over the years, eventually housing up to 120 boys aged, at their admission, from 5 to 12 years. In 1908, the home took on a role as an agricultural training school.

Teighmore boys' football team, 1918. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in April, 1938. The property still survives, now converted to private residences.


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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)