Mother and Baby Homes — Warwickshire-Yorkshire

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.


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Beechcroft, 15 Belle Walk, Moseley, Birminghamby Before and After Care Home.18m/14b 
Hope Lodge, 134 Heathfield Road, Handsworth, Birmingham1908Pre- and post-maternity cases; 10 Local Poor Law cases; £1, or with baby 25s.16under 3
Bonner House, 172 Sellywood Road, Bournville, Birmingham1969   
Woodville Mother and Baby Home, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Oak, BirminghamJan 1943Before and After Care Home.16m/10b 
Day Servants' Hostel, 276 Monument Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham1921Working girls with first child.1618-26
Lahal-Roi / The Grange, 42 Park Hill, Moseley, Birminghamby Maternity Home.18m/12b 
Hope Lodge, 51 Clarendon Road, Edgbaston, Birminghamby 908Pre- and post-maternity cases; 10 Local Poor Law cases; £1, or with baby 25s.30m/30bunder 3
Lyncroft, 99-101 Handsworth Wood Road, Birminghamby Maternity Home.20m/14b 
St Faith's Shelter, Dudley Lodge, 143 Warwick Road, Coventryby Before and After Care Home.24m/9bunder 0
Francis Way Mother and Baby Home, 124 Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, KnowleSep 1942Maternity Home.25m/15b 
Fairhaven Hostel, 76 Leam Terrace, Leamington Spaby Hostel accommodation for pregnant working girls.11m/1b 
Fairhaven Maternity Home, 76 Leam Terrace, Leamington Spaby Before and After Care Home.10m/1b 
Hamilton House, 12 Bilton Road, Rugbyby  12m/12b 
The Limes, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avonby Before and After Care Home,18m/10b 


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Monica's Diocesan Maternity Home, 8 Dalton Drive, Sedbergh Road, Kendal1917Maternity cases, 5s. from diocese; others 10s. In addition to .£2 nursing fee.23m/20bunder 5
Sacred Heart Maternity Home, Brettargh Holt, Kendalby Maternity Home.40m/25b 


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Girls' Hostel, Bath Road, Devizesby Before and After Care Home.16m/8bover 5
Free Church Maternity and Training Home, The Retreat, Mere1915First pre-maternity cases; 12s. and £1 1s. For confinement; remain six months.14no limit
Beckingsale House, 84 St Ann Street, Salisbury1857Before and After Care Home.15m/6b 
Diocesan Refuge, Hope House, 56 Mill Road, Salisburyby 893Shelter and Before and After Care Home.13m/5b 


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Kidderminster Maternity Home, Greenhill Hostel, Chester Road, Kidderminsterby 901Expectant and nursing mothers with their first child; stay four months if possible; 10s. 6d. before confinement; 12s. 6d. after.12m/20 babiesunder 5
Barsham House, 33 Graham Road, Malvernby Before and After Care Home.15m/8b 
St Catherine's House, Merick Road, Malvern Linkby After Care (Daily Workers) Hostel.18m/18b 
St Catherine's House, Ranelagh Road, Malvern Linkby    
St Monica's Home, Malvern Linkby 1912Young mothers with babies; first fall only; diocesan cases 5s.; others 6s.6under 0
St Catherine's, St Edward's House, West Malvernby Working Mothers' Hostel.24m/24b15-18

East Riding of Yorkshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Mother and Babies Hostel, 'The Avenue' Hospital, Westgate, Bridlingtonby Before and After Care Home.8m/8b 
Hull Diocesan Maternity Home, Linnaeus House, 14 Linnaeus Street, Kingston upon Hull1915First maternity cases, 7s. 6d.; extra-diocesan cases additional fee, £2 2s; remain six months.14under 5
Church Army Refuge, 15 Bootham Terrace, Yorkby 916Friendless and fallen; temporarily; payment according to circumstances.9m/4bno limit
Church Army Refuge, 31 East Mount Road, York1916Friendless and fallen; temporarily.9m/4bno limit
Heworth Moor House, 56 Heworth Green, Yorkby Before and After Care Home.14m/10b 

North Riding of Yorkshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Teresa's, 176 Borough Road, Middlesbroughby Before and After Care Home.6m/6b 
St Margaret's Home, 21 Albemarle Crescent, Scarboroughby 900Before and After Care Home.12m/4b 

West Riding of Yorkshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
7 Longman Close, Barnsleyby Hostel for Working Pregnant Girls.4m/1b 
Oakwell House, 8 Oak Avenue, Bradfordby Before and After Care Home. Hostel accommodation for pregnant working girls. 15m/15b 
St Monica's Home, 10-11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 910Before and After Care Home.16m/8b 
St Monica's Rescue and Maternity Home, 11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 910Maternity cases, 6s.; local cases, free.21under 0
St Monica's Maternity Home, 11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 918Young unmarried expectant mothers.27under 0
Salvation Army Home, Mount Cross, Broad Lane, Bramley1921Unmarried mothers and their infants.20m/16bunder 7
St Margaret's House, 8 Balmoral Place, Halifaxby Before and After Care Home.12m/6bunder 1
St Margaret's House, 9 Page Street, Halifaxby Before and After Care Home.  
St Monica's Home, 35 Regent Parade, Harrogateby 904Before and After Care Home.10m/5bunder 0
St Katharine's Hostel, 10 King's Mill Lane, Huddersfield1920Mothers and babies; payment according to circumstances.8m/6b 
St Katherine's, 10 Kingsmill Lane, Huddersfieldby Before and After Care Home.8m/6b 
Huddersfield Methodist Mission Mother and Baby Home, 16 Queen Street, Huddersfieldby Before and After Care Home.11m/4b 
Wyther Hostel, Armley Ridge Road, Leedsby 1949Before and After Care Home.30m/30b 
Browning House Mother and Baby Home, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leeds1950Before and After Care Home.18m/15b 
St Faith's Rescue and Maternity Home, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leedsby 893First cases only.9 
Leeds Hope Hospital, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leeds1919Venereal cases, both maternity and otherwise. Yorks. cases free; others 5s. a day.17m/10bunder 0
St Margaret's Home, 18 Clarendon Road, Leedsc.1917First maternity cases; 10s. 6d.  
St Margaret's Home, 18 Mount Preston, Leeds1912Unmarried mothers and their babies.  
St Faith's Maternity Home, 22 Brunswick Place, Leeds1910First maternity cases; 5s. and £2 2s. expenses.9under 0
St Margaret's Home / Maternity Hospital, 29-31 Moor Road, Leedsby 1912Maternity Home.26m/23b 
St Faith's Maternity Home, 63 Clarendon Road, Leedsby 910First maternity cases; 7s. 6d. and £2 2s. expenses.22under 0
Salvation Army Home, Spring Grove House, Alexandra Road, Leeds1909Girls and women in distress.28m/26 babies 
The Haven, 3 Linden Terrace, Pontefractby Before and After Care Home.10m/5b 
Ripon Refuge, 6 Claremont Road, Ripon1927Shelter and Before and After Care Home.4m/2bno limit
Sheffield Corporation Mother and Baby Home, 19/21 Hucklow Road, Sheffieldby Before and After Care Home.8m/8b 
St Agatha's Hostel, 22 Broomgrove Road, Sheffieldby Before and After Care Home.25m/12b 
St Veronica's Home for Catholic Babies, 266 Barnsley Road, Sheffield1923   
St Veronica's Home for Catholic Babies, Lydgate Lane, Crookes, Sheffield1938   
York Diocesan Maternity Hostel, Sutton House, Sutton-on-Hullby Before and After Care Home.23m/8b