Barleythorpe Hall Home for Babies, Oakham, Rutland

The Barleythorpe Hall Home for Babies was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1941 and was located in the village of Barleythorpe, a mile or so to the north-west of Oakham. It was set up to receive residents evacuated from the Milton Lodge Home for Babies at Gillingham in Dorset.

The home closed in 1947, with the children returning to Gillingham.

Up until 2006, Barleythorpe Hall was used as a home for the elderly. The now semi-derelict property has recently been up for sale.

Records

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