St Margaret's Home, Birkenhead, Cheshire
St Margaret's Home for Roman Catholic girls was established in 1888 at Mersey Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. The premises could accommodate up to 80 girls, its inmates including poor penitent girls, rescue and preventive cases. The home was run by the Sisters of Charity.
By 1949, the premises housed a new hostel for business girls.
After standing empty for many years, the building was renovated in 2012-2013.
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