Mother and Baby Homes — Wales

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.


Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Margaret's Maternity Home, 78 Claude Road, Cardiff1895Hopeful first fall cases, admitted during pregnancy, kept for two years with their infants. Payment according to circumstances.414-25
Salvation Army Home, Hope Lodge, 21-22 Moira Terrace, Cardiff1917Unmarried mothers and their infants.20 
Salvation Army Home, Northlands, 202 North Road, Cardiff1917Unmarried mothers and their infants.18m/12b 
Llandaff Diocesan Church Home, 56 Stanwell Road, Penarthby 1964Before and After Care Home.11m/5b 
Cwmdonkin Shelter, 10A (later renumbered 67) Heathfield, Swanseaby 1949 8m/6b 


Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Nantyderry Maternity Home and Hostel, Nantyderry House, Nantyderry, Abergavenny1920Working-class girls about to become mothers; 15s; remain six months.12under 30
Crossways Green, Chepstowby 1964Maternity Home and Hostel for Working Mothers..34m/34b 
The Shelter, 43 York Place, Newportby 1949 5m