Mother and Baby Homes — Gloucestershire-Kent

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.

Gloucestershire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Mother and Baby Home, 11-13 Snowdon Road, Fishponds, Bristolby Before and After Care Home.20m/12b 
Mount Hope, 10 Ashley Hill, Bristolby Maternity Home.26m/12b 
Elm House Shelter, 10 Whatley Road, Bristolby Hostel for Working Pregnant Girls.18 
Grove House Home, 148 Redland Road, Bristol1919Destitute girls and women; temporarily. First maternity cases, after birth.12m/12bunder 5
Hostel of the Good Shepherd, 15 Wellington Park, Clifton, Bristol1933Young mothers with their babies; remain at least six months.9no limit
St John's Diocesan Home, 27-29 Ashley Road, Bristolby Before and After Care Home.16m/8b 
Bristol Maternity Hospital and Home, 50 Southwell Street, Bristol1865Mothers for their first confinement.32no limit
Bristol Female Mission, Elm House, Marlborough Hill, Bristol1855Destitute girls and women; temporarily. First maternity cases, after birth.10no limit
Salvation Army Maternity Home, Mount Hope, Ashley Hill, Bristol1925Unmarried mothers and their infants.34no limit
St Raphael's Home, Severn House, Hallen Road, Henbury, Bristolby Before and After Care Home.26m/26b 
Bristol Temporary Home and Lying-in Hospital, Southwell House, Southwell Street, Bristol1865First maternity cases only; 5s. and £2 for special expenses.18no limit
St Catherine's, 2 Berkeley Villas / 21 Pitville Lawn, Cheltenhamby Before and After Care Home.12m/6b 
St Mary's Lodge, 16 Alexandra Road, Gloucester1905Before and After Care Home and Shelter.7m/5bno limit

Hampshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Thomas's Lodge, Darlington Road, Basingstokeby 864Shelter and Before and After Care Home.11 beds 
St Andrew's Home, South Hayling1893First maternity cases; servants of the better class; 5s., and entrance fee, £1 1s.20under 0
Nazareth House Larmenier Wing, 33 Hill Lane, Southampton1923 25m/14b15-30
Hope Lodge, 41 Belmont Road, Southamptonby Temporary refuge for unmarried mothers and infants and for any girls in difficulty.8m/4b 
16St David's Road, Southseaby Hostel for Working Pregnant Girls.10 
St Andrew's Laundry Cottage Home, Fawcett Road, Southsea1893Fallen women; first fall only; a few mothers and babies received; £5 entrance fee; if before confinement, £8.20under 0
Portsmouth Free Church Council Hostel, Woodlands, 22 Albany Road, Southsea1919Unmarried mothers with their first babies.12no limit
Winchester Refuge for Penitent Women, 1 North Walls, Winchester1846Fallen girls from all parts; usually remain two years.14under 0
Winchester Diocesan Maternity Home, 1 North Walls, Winchesterby 913First maternity cases from Winchester diocese; 5s. and £1 1s. Fee.16m/12b16-20
The Haven, Vigo Lane, Yateleyby Maternity Home.18m/18b 

Herefordshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Martin's Home for Girls, Walnut Tree Avenue, Hereford26 October 1943 20m/10bunder 0

Hertfordshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Crossroads Club, Ashlyns Hall, Berkhamstedby Before and After Care Home.24m/12b 
Cheshunt Maternity Home, Hope House, Cheshunt1913Girls chiefly of the servant class; 8s. 6d.9under 5
Crossroads Club, 33 Lyonsdown Road, New Barnetby Before and After Care Home.20m/10b 
Campions, Green Street, Shenleyby Before and After Care Home.15 beds 

Isle of Wight

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
The Hostel, Staplers Road, Newport1921Women and girls needing help; temporarily; post-maternity and probation cases received; payment when possible.314-24
Mount House, Staplers Road, Newportby Before and After Care Home.6m/4b 

Kent

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
The Lodge, Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashfordby Before and After Care Home.11m/4b 
St Faith's Home, St Faith's Lane, Bearstedby 899Girls with their first illegitimate infants.25m/12bunder 0
Rochester Diocesan Home, Ravensbourne House, 9 Blyth Road, Bromleyby Before and After Care Home.14m/6bover 4
Chatham Salvation Army Home, 42 New Road, Chathamby 898Girls and women in distress.17m/5bno limit
Oakhurst, 33 Lesney Park Road, Erithby Before and After Care Home.25m/9b 
Folkestone Refuge, 221 Dover Road, Folkestoneby 1900Fallen women and maternity cases, before and after confinement.1014-25
St Lawrence Home, 78 Rock Avenue, Gillinghamby Before and After Care Home.13m/3bover 4
Kendall House, 46 Pelham Road, Gravesendby Pregnant girls under 17 in need of care and protection.16m/3bunder 7
St Faith's Home, 1-3 Lower Fant Road, Maidstoneby 899Girls with their first illegitimate infants; 5s.1216-25
St Faith's Home, 3 Wilton Place, Maidstone1899Workhouse girls with their first illegitimate infants in the diocese of Canterbury; 5s.8 
Ramsgate Hostel, 41 South-Eastern Road, Ramsgate1919Unmarried mothers of respectable upbringing, with their first babies. Free from Kent; others £5 entrance fee.12m/12bunder 5
Thanet Hostel, 55 Ashburnham Road, Ramsgateby 919Unmarried mothers of respectable upbringing, with their first babies. Free from Kent; others £5 5s. entrance fee.12under 5
Mother and Baby Home, Braeside, 25 Margate Road, Ramsgateby 1912Shelter and Before and After Care Home.11m/2b 
Deacon House, Vicarage Road, Southborough    
Mother and Baby Home, 13 Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wellsby After Care Home. Some mothers go out to work,10m/10b 
'Heatherlands' Mother and Baby Home, 184 Forest road, Tunbridge Wellsby Before and After Care Home22m/14b18-45
St Christopher's, Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells1947Single mothers and young children. In 1972, the Ravensdale and Woodlands day care units were opened.