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Llanfair, Beckenham, Kent

In April 1946, Barnardo's opened a home for girls in a large house known as Llanfair at 16 Park Road, Beckenham. It was situated immediately to the south-west of St Paul's Church.

The home became mixed in 1959. In 1964, following the renumbering of the houses on the road, Llanfair's address became 70 Park Road. The home closed in around 1969 and the property was demolished soon afterwards.


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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)