Children's Homes and Institutions in England

Abbreviations: AB=Northern Ireland Area Board; IS=Industrial School; LA=Ladies' Association; PL=Poor Law Home;
   Rfy=Reformatory School; SA=Salvation Army; MH=Magdalen Home; MB=Mothers/Babies;
   CS=Certified School; AS=Approved School; CHE=Community Home; LD=List D;
   PHm=Probation Home; PHs=Probation Hostel; BI=Borstal; DC=Detention Centre;
   DB=Barnardo's; WS=Waifs & Strays / Children's Society; NCH=National Children's Home; CC=County Council;
   BC=Borough Council; LC=London Borough Council.

Links marked * are to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.

  • Female Mission to the Fallen Refuge, 160 Dalston Lane, Hackney E8
  • Salvation Army Maternity Home, 17-19 Devonshire Road, Hackney E9 (SA/MH/MB)
  • Salvation Army Rescue /Maternity Home, 183 Amhurst Road, Hackney E8 (SA/MH/MB)
  • Shelter for Girls, 2 Kenmure Road, Hackney E8 (SA/MH)
  • Trewint Industrial Home, 201 Mare Street, Hackney E8 (IS)
  • Salvation Army Receiving Home, 259 Mare Street, Hackney E8 (SA/MH)
  • Salvation Army Maternity Home, 27-29 Devonshire (now Brenthouse) Road, Hackney E9 (SA/MH/MB)
  • The 'Beehive' Home, 273 Mare Street, Hackney E8 (DB)
  • Home for Deaf and Dumb, 51 Mare Street, Hackney E8 (DB)
  • Ladies' Association Mission House / Hackney &Stoke Newington Refuge, 6 Pembury Road, Hackney E5 (LA/MH)
  • Ladies' Association Refuge and Maternity Home House, 6-8 Pembury Road, Hackney E5 (LA/MH/MB)
  • King Edward Refuge / Branch Industrial School for Girls, Andrews Road, Cambridge Heath, Hackney E8 (IS)
  • Good Shepherd Mission House, Goldsmith's Row, Hackney Road, Hackney E2 (MH)
  • Salvation Army Rescue/Maternity Home, Ivy House, 271 Mare Street, Hackney E8 (SA/MH/MB)
  • Salvation Army Maternity Hospital, Ivy House, 271 Mare Street, Hackney E8 (SA/MH/MB)
  • Stormont House Industrial School for Boys, 75 Downs Park Road, Hackney Downs E5 (IS/CC)
  • London Council Stormont House Residential School for Mentally Defective Blind Boys, 75 Downs Park Road, Hackney Downs E5 (CC)
  • Chester House, 77 Downs Park Road, Hackney Downs E5 (DB)
  • Royal Caledonian Asylum, 16 Cross Street, Hatton Garden EC1
  • Holborn DeanerySt Faith's Home, 2 Myddleton Square, Holborn EC1 (MH/MB)
  • Holborn Deanery Association Refuge, 2 Myddleton Square, Holborn EC1 (MH/MB)
  • St Giles' Christian Mission, 2/11 Greville Street, Holborn EC1
  • Refuge / Working Boys' Home, 20 Newton Street, Holborn EC1
  • Ladies' Charity School, 27 King Street, Snow Hill, Holborn EC1
  • St Andrew's Parochial School, Holborn EC1
  • Hackney Council Montague House, Felstead Sreet, Homerton E9 (LC)
  • London School Board / LCC Truant Industrial School for Boys, Upton House, 6 Urswick Road, Homerton E9 (IS/CC)
  • Hackney Union Receiving Home, 42 Sidney (now Kenworthy) Road, Homerton E9* (PL)
  • Home for the Reception of Roman Catholic Girls, Hassett Road, Homerton E9 (CS)
  • Homerton Residential School for Deaf Children, High Street, Homerton E9 (IS)
  • Houseless Poor Asylum Night Refuge, 2-3 Banner Street, Whitecross Street, Islington EC1
  • Waltham Forest Council Home, 6/8 Oliver Road, Leyton E10 (LC)
  • Waltham Forest Council Cedra Lawn Nursery, 92 Leyton Green Road, Leyton E10 (LC)
  • St Pelagia's Home, Etloe House, 180 Church Road, Leyton E5 (CS)
  • St Pelagia's Home, Etloe House, 180 Church Road, Leyton E5 (MH)
  • St Alban's Diocesan Maternity Home, 40 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone E11 (MH/MB)
  • FB Meyer Home, Hutchison House, Browning Road, Leytonstone E11
  • Bethnal Green Union School, Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone E11* (PL)
  • St Pelagia's Home, 1-2 Church Row (now Newell Street), Commercial Road, Limehouse E14 (MH)
  • St Paul's Industrial School for Boys, 199 Burdett Road, Limehouse E3 (IS)
  • Leopold House, 199 Burdett Road, Limehouse E3 (DB)
  • Servants' Free Registry and Home, 212 Burdett Road, Limehouse E3 (DB)
  • Burdett Dormitory, 317 Burdett Road, Limehouse E3 (DB)
  • Labour House, 622-626 Commercial Road, Limehouse E14 (DB)
  • Home for Roman Catholic Girls, 713 Commercial Road, Limehouse E14
  • Home for Roman Catholic Boys, 715 Commercial Road, Limehouse E14
  • Union Jack Shoeblack Society, 8 Three Colt Street, Limehouse E14 (DB)
  • East End Juvenile Mission, Hope Place, Rhodeswell Road, Limehouse E14 (DB)
  • Union Jack Rag-collecting Brigade, Mitre House, 8 Three Colt Street, Limehouse E14 (DB)
  • Rescue Home, Mitre House, 8 Three Colt Street, Limehouse E14 (MH)
  • Edinburgh Castle, Rhodeswell Road, Limehouse E14 (DB)
  • Stepney Union School, Ropemaker's Fields, Limehouse E14* (PL)
  • British Asylum for Deaf and Dumb Females, 179 Lower Clapton Road, Lower Clapton E5 (CS)
  • Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Orphan Society, 10 Bevis Marks Street, Mary Axe EC3
  • Tower Hamlets Council Dave Adams House, 12 Norman Grove, Mile End E3 (LC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council 3 Forth House, 123 Tredegar Road, Mile End E3 (LC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Home, 38 Wager Street, Mile End E3 (LC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Charles Key Lodge, 40 Southern Grove, Mile End E3 (LC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Tilburg House, 49-59 Cranbrook Street, Mile End E2 (LC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Windermere House, 74 Eric Street, Mile End E3 (LC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Home, Hamlets Way, Mile End E3 (LC)
  • King Edward Industrial School for Girls, Albert (now Deal) Street, Mile End New Town E1 (IS)
  • Tower Hamlets Mission Shoeblack Brigade, 23A Tollet Street, Mile End Old Town E1
  • Dublin Castle, 39-41 Mile End Road, Mile End Old Town E1 (DB)
  • Whitechapel Union Receiving Home, 403-409 Mile End Road, Mile End Old Town E3* (PL)
  • St Anne's Orphanage for Girls, Albert Place, Spicer (now Buxton) Street, Mile End Old Town E1
  • Bridge of Hope Mission Training Home, Ashburton House, Globe Road, Mile End Old Town E1
  • Ragged School, Copperfield Road, Mile End Old Town E3 (DB)
  • Bancroft's Hospital Schools, Mile End Road, Mile End Old Town E1
  • Rescue Society Temporary Home, 79 Finsbury Pavement, Moorgate EC2 (MH)
  • Christ's Hospital, Newgate Street, Newgate EC1
  • St Sepulchre Within Charity School, Newgate EC1
  • South West Ham Women's Shelter, 272 Barking Road, Plaistow E13 (MH)
  • West Ham Girls' Home and Hostel, 35 High Street, Plaistow E13
  • South West Ham Women's Shelter, 435 Barking Road, Plaistow E13
  • St Faith's Shelter, 65 Balaam Street, Plaistow E13 (MH)
  • London Council Langley House Reception Home, 54 East India Dock Road, Poplar E14 (CC)
  • London School Board / LCC Day Industrial School, Brunswick Road, Poplar E14 (IS/CC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Langley House Reception Home, 54 East India Dock Road, Poplar E14 (LC)
  • Home for Sailor Boys, 100 East India Dock Road, Poplar E14
  • National Refuges Home for Sailor Boys, 2 Bisterne Place, Poplar E14
  • Manor Cottage, 4 Kerbey Street, Poplar E14 (LA/MH)
  • All Hallows' Shelter, 47 Aberfeldy Street, Poplar E14 (MH)
  • All Hallows' Shelter, 47 Athol Street, Abbott Road, Poplar E14 (MH)
  • All Hallows' Shelter, 47 Dunkeld Street, Abbott Road, Poplar E14 (MH)
  • St Stephen's Home for Homeless Boys, 81 East India Dock Road, Poplar E14
  • Poplar Union Receiving Home, Langley House, 54 East India Dock Road, Poplar E14* (PL)
  • Rescue and Maternity Home, Manor Cottage, 33 Sturry Street, East India Dock Road, Poplar E14 (MH/MB)
  • Tower Hamlets / Stepney Hostel, 43 Hardinge Street, Commercial Road, Shadwell E1 (MH)
  • Staffa, 50 Hollybush Hill, Snaresbrook E11 (DB)
  • Iona, 51 Hollybush Hill, Snaresbrook E11 (DB)
  • Columbia Messenger and Shoeblack Brigade, 11 Wood Street, Spitalfields E1
  • Howard House, 14 Fournier Street, Spitalfields E1
  • Providence Row Night Refuge, 50 Crispin Street, Spitalfields E1 (MH)
  • Miss Macpherson's Home of Industry, 60 Commerical Street, Spitalfields E1
  • Children's Free Lodging House, 81 Commercial Street, Spitalfields E1 (DB)
  • Temporary Hostel, Jubilee House, 9 Elder Street, Spitalfields E1 (MH)
  • Bridge of Hope Mission Refuge, 27 Princes Square, St George in the East E1 (LA/MH)
  • Bridge of Hope Mission Refuge, 28 Betts Street, St George in the East E1 (LA/MH)
  • Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum, 3-4 Clark's Terrace, Cannon Street Road, St George in the East EC4
  • Bridge of Hope Traning Home, 38 Betts Street, St George in the East E1 (LA/MH)
  • Bridge of Hope Mission, Bridge House, 40 Prince's Square, St George in the East E1 (LA)
  • Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum, St George's Place, Cable Street, St George in the East E1
  • John Benn Hostel and Milner Hall, 1 Bower Street, Stepney E1
  • John Benn Hostel, 1 Bower Street, Stepney E1 (DB)
  • Marie Hilton Crèche, 12-16 Stepney Causeway, Stepney E1 (DB)
  • Her Majesty's Hospital Home, 13-19 Stepney Causeway, Stepney E1 (DB)
  • Stepney Homes, 18-26 Stepney Causeway, Stepney E1 (CS/DB)
  • Temporary Refuge, 29 Stepney Green, Stepney E1 (MH)
  • Commercial Road Refuge, 31 Arbour Square, Commercial Road, Stepney E1 (MH/MB)
  • Rescue Home for Working Girls, 31 Mile End Road, Stepney E1 (MH)
  • St Mary's Industrial Home for Girls, 31 Stepney Green, Stepney E1
  • The Refuge Home, 33 Mile End Road, Stepney E1 (MH)
  • Harlow House, 34 Mile End Road, Stepney E1 (MH)
  • Stepney Homes Refuge, 6 Stepney Causeway, Stepney E1 (DB)
  • Stepney Ever Open Door Shelter, 8-10 Stepney Causeway, Stepney E1 (DB)
  • St Joseph's Home, Rose (now Ratcliffe) Lane, Stepney E14
  • St Pelagia's Home, Stepney Green, Stepney E1 (MH/MB)
  • Leytonstone Shelter, 5 Vicarage Lane, Stratford E15 (MH)
  • St Agatha's, 73 Carnarvon Road, Stratford E15 (MB)
  • St Agatha's Refuge, 98 Romford Road, Stratford E15 (MH)
  • Rescue Society Home, Ely House, Carnarvon Road, Stratford E15 (MH)
  • West Ham Union Receiving Home, Jupp Road, Stratford E15* (PL)
  • West Ham Union Scattered Homes, Keogh Road, Stratford E15* (PL)
  • St John's Refuge, Linden House, Stratford Green, Stratford E15 (MH)
  • Association for Friendless Girls' Refuge, Shirley House, 52 Romford Road, Stratford E15 (MH/MB)
  • St Mary of Egypt's Home, Water Lane, Stratford E15 (MH)
  • The Nest, 10 Springfield, Upper Clapton E5 (SA)
  • Cotland, 11 Springfield, Upper Clapton E5 (SA/MB)
  • East London Home for Blind Children, 2-4 Warwick Road, Upper Clapton E5
  • Salvation Army Home, Cotswold, 55/57 Downs Road, Upper Clapton E2 (SA/MB)
  • Salvation Army Home, Hope Lodge, 4 The Common, Upper Clapton E2 (SA/MB)
  • Auxiliary Home, The Myrtles, 58 Northwold Road, Upper Clapton E5
  • London Council Deaconsbank Remand Home, 80 Aldersbrook Road, Wanstead E12 (CC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Family Group Home, 22 Northumberland Avenue, Wanstead E11 (LC)
  • Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum, Hermon Hill, Wanstead E11
  • Asylum of the Good Shepherd, Hermon Hill, Wanstead E11 (MH)
  • Home of the Good Shepherd, Hermon Hill, Wanstead E11 (PHm)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Hostel, 21 Frobisher House, Raerdon Street, Wapping E1 (LC)
  • Raine's School, Raine Street (formerly Charles Street), Wapping E1
  • LCC Auxiliary Home, Collingwood, 200 The Portway, West Ham E15 (CC)
  • Tower Hamlets Council Hannah Long House, 23 Swedenborg Gardens, Crowder Street, Whitechapel E1 (LC)
  • Children's Free Lodging House, 12 Dock Street, Whitechapel E1 (DB)
  • Magdalen House, 21 Prescot Street, Whitechapel E1 (MH)
  • Working Lads' Institute and Home, 279 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel E1 (PHs)
  • Boys' Refuge Industrial School, 28 Commercial Street, Whitechapel E1 (IS)
  • East London Industrial School for Boys, 4 (later 96) Mansell Street, Whitechapel E1 (IS)
  • East London Shoeblack Society, 4 (later 96) Mansell Street, Whitechapel E1
  • East London Industrial School for Boys, 43 (later 86) Leman Street, Whitechapel E1 (IS)
  • Jews' Orphan Asylum, 69 (later 22) Leman Street, Whitechapel E1
  • Whittington Club and Chambers for Working Youths, 86 Leman Street, Whitechapel E1
  • East London Shoeblack Society, 86 Leman Street, Whitechapel E1
  • Whitechapel Boys' and Girls' Shelter, George Yard, High Street, Whitechapel E1
  • Thomas Jackson House, Maples Place, Whitechapel E1 (NCH)
  • Jews' Hospital and Orphan Asylum, Mile End Road, Whitechapel E1
  • Jews' Orphan Asylum, St Mark's Street, Tenter Ground, Goodman's Fields, Whitechapel E1 (CS)
  • Whitechapel Union Scattered Homes, Whitehall Cottages, Whitehall Lane, Whitechapel E1* (PL)
  • West Ham Council Home, 9 Norwich Road, London (BC)
  • West Ham Council Residential Nurseries, 99 &101 Dongola Road, London (BC)
  • West Ham Council Home, Edith Moorey House, 26 Norwich Road, London (BC)
  • West Ham Council Home, James Carter Lodge, 49 Clova Road, London (BC)
  • West Ham Council Home, Sullivan Lodge, 341 Beckton Road, London (BC)
  • West Ham Council Home, Thomas Scoulding Lodge, 47 Clova Road, London (BC)
  • Macgregor House, 9 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London (IS)
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