Ancestry UK

Myton Gables / Elizabeth Bishop House, Warwick, Warwickshire

In October 1957, Barnardo's opened its Myton Gables home on Myton Road, Warwick. Originally just for girls, the home later became mixed. In August 1970, Barnardo's Elizabeth Bishop home at Stoke Bishop in Gloucestershire was closed and its children were transferred to Myton Gables which was itself then renamed Elizabeth Bishop House.

Myton Gables / Elizabeth Bishop House, Warwick, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1984. The building has now been converted into private dwellings.


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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)