Mother and Baby Homes — Shropshire-Sussex

The establishments listed below are believed to have provided at least some accommodation for unmarried mothers and their babies, during at least some of their existence. They include maternity homes, before-and-after-confinement care homes, hostels for pregnant working girls or working mothers, and Irish County Homes. Homes that in their day were labelled Magdalen Homes are listed elsewhere.

Where applicable, the 'Places' column shows the accommodation provided for mothers and babies (exact figures could change over time).
Note that over the years, many institutions changed location and/or name, sometimes more than once. The accommodation provided, age of those admitted etc. at a home could also vary.

Shropshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Shrewsbury and Shropshire Refuge and Hostel, Chaddeslode, 130 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsburyby 907Fallen and friendless girls; also mothers and babies; remain from three to twelve months; from 7s. 6d.8m/8bunder 5
Shrewsbury and Shropshire Refuge and Hostel, Chaddeslode, Crescent Lane, Shrewsbury1907Fallen and friendless girls; also mothers and babies; remain from three to twelve months; from 7s. 6d.10under 5
Myford House, Horsehay, Wellingtonby Before and After Care Home.11m/6b 

Somerset

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Hillview, 12 Walcot Parade, Bathby 914After Care Home.6m/4b 
Hope House, 15 Lambridge Place, Bath1885Fallen girls and young women for confinement with first child. Payment, £10 and outfit.9/4 infants 
Braeside, Bugway Lane, Chardby Before and After Care Home.13m/6b 
Exmoor House, Westerns, Dulvertonby Before and After Care Home. Married women occasionally admitted.10m.7b 
Somerset County Home for Mothers and Babies, The Old House, South Petherton1921Unmarried expectant mothers; first cases only; 10s. 6d. From county; others, 12s. 6d.20under 0

Staffordshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Broadfield House, Steam Road, Kingswinford, Brierly Hillby Before and After Care Home.18m/10b 
The Girls' Home, 53 Union Street, Burton upon Trentby Before and After Care Home.6m/4b 
Mother and Baby Home, 53 Union Street, Burton-on-Trentby Before and After Care Home.  
Lyncroft House, Stafford Road, Lichfieldby Maternity Home.20m/16b 
North Staffordshire Hostel for Mothers and Babies, 2 Enderley Street, Newcastle under Lymeby 1949Before and After Care Home.6m/3b 
Astbury House, 27 Little Moor Hill, Smethwickby Before and After Care Home.13m/6b 
Glentworth Mothercraft Hostel, Rowley Bank, Staffordby After Care Home.11m/11b 
Mrs Legge Memorial Home, 134 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhamptonby 913Before and After Care Home.13m/8b 
Mrs Hay Memorial Home, 36 Merridale Road, Wolverhamptonby 916Before and After Care Home.12m/6bunder 0
Mrs Hay Memorial Home, 38 Park Road East, Wolverhamptonby Before and After Care Home.14m/8b 
Mrs Legge Memorial Home, 89 North Road, Wolverhampton1913Girls before birth of first illegitimate child. Diocesan cases, 12s. 6d.; others, 15s.12no limit
Mrs Legge Memorial Home, 89 North Road, Wolverhamptonby 913Before and After Care Home.12m/12b 

Suffolk

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Edmund's Private Maternity Hospital, BurySt Edmunds Working and professional classes; 5s. for waiting weeks, 7s. 6d. afterwards; 10s. confinement fee.14m/12b16-30
St Bridget's, North Parade, Lowestoftby Shelter and Before and After Care Home.12m/2b 

Surrey

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Convalescent Home of Rest, 28 Cleveland Road, Barnes Domestic servants or girls in business (first fall only). From 6s. Weekley.8m/5b15-20
Glazier House, 26 Stretton Road, Croydonby Hostel for Pregnant Working Girls.9m 
St Aubyn's Shelter, Horsham Road, Dorkingby 930Before and After Care Home.10m/3b 
Esher House, 6 Arnison Road, East Molesey1975Young, single mothers and their babies.  
Richmond Ladies' Association Refuge / Mission House Female Aid Society, Moore House, Paynesfield Avenue, East Sheenby 885Fallen women; mothers and babies; temporarily.14no limit
Mothers' Hostel, Waltham House, 28 Worple Road, Epsomby 1918   
Waltham House Hostel, Epsom1915Mothers of domestic servant class with their babies; 15s. if possible; remain five months. or longer.1616-25
Assisi (St Joseph's) Mother and Baby Home, Hammer Lane, Grayshottby 1949 36m/20b 
Avondale, 9 Sydney Road, Guildfordby Before and After Care Home.11m/6b 
Home of the Good Shepherd, Haslemere1916Fallen and friendless girls; temporarily. By 1935: Mothers and babies; remain four months.12m/12bunder 0
Kingston Deanery Home, 18 Richmond Park Road, Kingston upon Thamesby 887Maternity and rescue cases; local cases free, others 10s.19m/12bunder 0
Kingston and Surbiton Shelter, 45 Fairfield South, Kingston upon Thamesby 887Maternity and rescue cases; temporarily; local cases free, others 10s. 6d. before and 12s. 6d. after confinement.6under 0
Kingston and Surbiton Ladies' Association, Mission House, 26 Gibbon Road, Kingston upon Thames1887Friendless or fallen girls; local cases only; temporarily.4under 4
Richmond Hostel for Unmarried Mothers and Babies, 1 The Hermitage, Richmond1924Mothers with their babies; payment according to circumstances.4no limit
Glazier House, 53 Birdhurst Road, South Croydon1964Hostel for Pregnant Working Girls.9m 
Mission of Hope, Birdhurst Lodge, 14 South Park Hill Road, South Croydonby 893Mothers, expectant mothers, infants and toddlers.36m/21bno limit
Mission of Hope, Blythswood, 43St Peter's Road, South Croydonby 893Mothers and babies.30under 0
The Haven, 2 Camden Road, Suttonby Before and After Care Home.10m/6b 
Sutton Home, Crossways, Benhill Road, Sutton1903Maternity cases; Diocesan cases, 5s., others, 7s. 6d.15under 6
Emly House, 185 Sidney Road, Walton-on-Thamesby Before and After Care Home.11m/6bover 6
Emly House, Rydens Avenue, Walton-on-Thamesby Before and After Care Home.4m/4b 
Haygarth-Witts Memorial Home, 54 The Ridgeway, Wimbledonby Before and After Care Home.12m/8bover 5
Dorincourt, Elm Road, Woodham Rise, Wokingby Before and After Care Home.12m/8b 
Woking Preventive and Rescue Home, St Margaret's, 21-23 Ferndale Road, Horsell, Woking1901Rescue, preventive and maternity cases; also mothers and babies.12m/6bover 7

Sussex

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Albion House, 11 Finsbury Road, Albion Hill, Brightonby 854Young unmarried mothers before and after confinement; 10s.40m/36b16-25
Garton House, 22 Stanford Avenue, Brightonby Before and After Care Home,15m/4b 
Melbourne House, Whitehill Road, Crowborough    
The Bell Hostel, 2 (later 12) Salehurst Road, Eastbourneby 891Mothers with their babies; from 20s.14m/16b.under 0
Upwick Vale Rescue Home, Salehurst Street (now Road), Eastbourneby 886Lately fallen women, including those awaiting and after confinement; mothers remain with children for six months at 6s. 6d., the infants retained for three years at 3s. 6d.2414-23
Day Servants' Hostel, 21 Seafield Road, Hove1918Unmarried mothers (with first baby); 25s.9under 0
Seaford House, 1 Prospect Villas, 60 Claremont Road, Seaford