Mother and Baby Homes — Warwickshire-Yorkshire

The establishments listed below provided at least some accommodation for unmarried mothers and their babies. They include maternity homes, before-and-after-confinement care homes, hostels for pregnant working girls or working mothers, and Magdalen Homes.

Where available, 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.

Warwickshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Beechcroft, 15 Belle Walk, Moseley, Birminghamby 1949Before 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 23
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 1956Maternity Home.18m/12b 
Hope Lodge, 51 Clarendon Road, Edgbaston, Birminghamby 1930Pre- and post-maternity cases; 10 Local Poor Law cases; £1, or with baby 25s.30m/30bunder 23
Lyncroft, 99-101 Handsworth Wood Road, Birminghamby 1953Maternity Home.20m/14b 
St Faith's Shelter, Dudley Lodge, 143 Warwick Road, Coventryby 1949Before and After Care Home.24m/9bunder 20
Francis Way Mother and Baby Home, 124 Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, KnowleSep 1942Maternity Home.25m/15b 
Fairhaven Maternity Home, 76 Leam Terrace, Leamington Spaby 1949Before and After Care Home.10m/1b 
Fairhaven Hostel, 76 Leam Terrace, Leamington Spaby 1949Hostel accommodation for pregnant working girls.11m/1b 
Hamilton House, 12 Bilton Road, Rugbyby 1949 12m/12b 
The Limes, Alcester Road, Stratford on Avonby 1964Before and After Care Home,18m/10b 

Westmorland

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 25
Sacred Heart Maternity Home, Brettargh Holt, Kendalby 1949Maternity Home.40m/25b 

Wiltshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Girls' Hostel, Bath Road, Devizesby 1949Before and After Care Home.16m/8bover 15
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 1949Shelter and Before and After Care Home.  

Worcestershire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Kidderminster Maternity Home, Greenhill Hostel, Chester Road, Kidderminsterby 1930Expectant and nursing mothers with their first child; stay four months if possible; 10s. 6d. before confinement; 12s. 6d. after.12m/20 babiesunder 25
Barsham House, 33 Graham Road, Malvernby 1964Before and After Care Home.15m/8b 
St Catherine's House, Merick Road, Malvern Linkby 1949After Care (Daily Workers) Hostel.18m/18b 
St Catherine's House, Ranelagh Road, Malvern Linkby 1949   
St Monica's Home, Malvern Linkby 1912Young mothers with babies; first fall only; diocesan cases 5s.; others 6s.6under 30
St Catherine's, St Edward's House, West Malvernby 1964Working 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 1949Before 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 25
Church Army Refuge, 15 Bootham Terrace, Yorkby 1930Friendless 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 1949Before 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 1949Before and After Care Home.6m/6b 
St Margaret's Home, 21 Albemarle Crescent, Scarboroughby 1949Before and After Care Home.12m/4b 

West Riding of Yorkshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
7 Longman Close, Barnsleyby 1964Hostel for Working Pregnant Girls.4m/1b 
Oakwell House, 8 Oak Avenue, Bradfordby 1964Before and After Care Home. Hostel accommodation for pregnant working girls. 15m/15b 
St Monica's Home, 10-11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 1949Before and After Care Home.16m/8b 
St Monica's Rescue and Maternity Home, 11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 1920Maternity cases, 6s.; local cases, free.21under 30
St Monica's Maternity Home, 11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 1930Young unmarried expectant mothers.27under 30
Salvation Army Home, Mount Cross, Broad Lane, Bramley1921Unmarried mothers and their infants.20m/16bunder 27
St Margaret's House, 8 Balmoral Place, Halifaxby 1949Before and After Care Home.12m/6bunder 21
St Margaret's House, 9 Page Street, Halifaxby 1949Before and After Care Home.  
St Monica's Home, 35 Regent Parade, Harrogateby 1949Before and After Care Home.10m/5bunder 40
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 1964Before and After Care Home.8m/6b 
Huddersfield Methodist Mission Mother and Baby Home, 16 Queen Street, Huddersfieldby 1964Before 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 
Leeds Hope Hospital, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leeds1919Venereal cases, both maternity and otherwise. Yorks. cases free; others 5s. a day.17m/10bunder 30
St Faith's Rescue and Maternity Home, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leedsby 1915First cases only.9 
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 30
St Margaret's Home / Maternity Hospital, 29-31 Moor Road, Leedsby 1949Maternity Home.26m/23b 
St Faith's Maternity Home, 63 Clarendon Road, Leedsby 1920First maternity cases; 7s. 6d. and £2 2s. expenses.22under 30
Salvation Army Home, Spring Grove House, Alexandra Road, Leeds1909Girls and women in distress.28m/26 babies 
The Haven, 3 Linden Terrace, Pontefractby 1949Before 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 1964Before and After Care Home.8m/8b 
St Agatha's Hostel, 22 Broomgrove Road, Sheffieldby 1949Before 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 1949Before and After Care Home.23m/8b