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I wish there was more history related to the house. I'm very interested to know how it was used before it became a place of bad memories. I am sorry to hear it became a reform school where children were abused but I am doing my family research and this used to be called Barwick Manor in the 16th century. My 13th great grandfather, Sir John Symes, was born in this house.
Barwick House as shown in the photographs on this site is sadly no more although the building is still standing and is now being used as luxury apartments, this is as a result of the school (which previously occupied it) going bankrupt in 1987, the school was run by a Major Gray and his wife. I was a pupil there from (...Read full memory)