Mother and Baby Homes — Lancashire-Lincolnshire

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.

Lancashire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Hostel for Mothers and Babies, Viewfield, 73 Oozehead Lane, Blackburn1921Unmarried mothers with their babies; payment according to earnings.15under 22
House of Help, Bank Parade, Burnley1887Fallen women and occasionally unmarried mothers with their infants.6 
St Mary's Home, 108 Manchester Road, Buryby 1949Shelter and Before and After Care Home.10m/3b 
St Anne's Diocesan Maternity Home, Simpson Hill, Ryecroft Avenue, Green Lane, Heywood1917Unmarried mothers for confinement; from 7s. 6d. and £1 10s. fee; remain six months.15m/10bunder 20
Girls' Approved School, Meadowcroft, Pope Lane, Hutton1969For pregnant girls.8 
Lancaster Girls' Hostel, 7 Queen Street, Lancaster1932Before and After Care Home3m/3b16-22
Laurel House / St Hilda's Mother and Baby Hostel, 1 Linnet Lane, Liverpoolby 1949Before and After Care Home (V.D. cases).16m/10b 
St Faith's Home, 12 Gambier Terrace, Hope Street, Liverpool1920Pre-maternity cases, 10s. Mothers with their babies; local cases 8s.; others 12s. 6d.20no limit
St Monica's Home, 13 Croxteth Road, Liverpoolby 1930Before and After Care Home24m/12bover 16
Our Lady's Home for Babies, 14 Holly Road, Fairfield, Liverpoolby 1949Before and After Care Home16m/12b 
Diocesan Maternity Home, 283 Edge Lane, Liverpool1911First maternity cases only; before confinement, remain six months; 7s.; diocesan cases, 5s.12under 23
Liverpool Ladies' Association Cottage Home, 70 Sheil Road, Liverpool1889Unmarried mothers and their babies, mostly from the Workhouse; first cases only; 5s. to 6s. for those outside Liverpool.8m/8bunder 25
Liverpool Salvation Army Home, Cradlehurst, Edge Lane, Liverpool1907Women in distress with children.30m/20bno limit
Liverpool Salvation Army Home, Elmswood, North Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool1939Maternity Home26m/18b 
Liverpool House of Providence, Kelton, Woodlands Road, Aigburth, Liverpoolc.1908Young unmarried mothers and their babies. Must remain a year.73m/56b 
Liverpool Diocesan Maternity Home and Crèche, St Hilda, 14 Ullet Lane, Liverpoolby 1930First maternity cases only; before confinement, remain six months; 10s.; diocesan cases, 8s.18m/30bunder 23
Diocesan Maternity Home, St Hilda, Penny Lane, Wavertree, Liverpoolby 1920First maternity cases only; before confinement, remain six months; 13s.; diocesan cases, 8s.14under 23
Salvation Army Crossley Hospital, 13-15 Mitchell Street, Manchester1919Maternity cases; special wards for married women.30no limit
Ennismore Hostel, 36 Half Edge Lane, Eccles, Manchester1919Unmarried mothers with their first babies; remain until baby is eighteen months old.12under 25
Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission Home for Mothers and Babies, 40 High Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester1926Mothers and babies.14under 25
Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission Maternity Home and Hospital, 42 High Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester1903Young unmarried mothers; first cases only; £3 3s. hospital fee.15under 25
St Agnes' House, 54 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester1925 2m/2bunder 16
Ennismore Hostel, 85 Regent Street, Eccles, Manchesterby 1949After Care Home. Some mothers go out to work after 30 months probationary period).16m/20b 
The Macalpine Maternity Home, Belfield Lodge, 2 Willow Bank, Fallowfield, Manchester1890First cases only (references required); from 10s. and confinement fee, or by arrangement. Minimum stay three months.16no limit
Mrs Macalpine's Maternity Home, Hope House, 23 (later 43) Webster Street, Greenheys, Manchester1890First maternity cases only; of previous good character; payment when possible.10no limit
Salvation Army Homes, Oak Hill Hiouse, Mandley Park Avenue, Higher Broughton, Manchesterby 1935Before and After Care Home. Some mothers may go out to work.50m/20bno limit
Refuge for Friendless Girls, 2 Golden Square, Prestonby 1949Shelter and Before and After Care Home.2m/2b 
St Margaret's Home, Goose Green, Wigan1883Friendless and fallen; temporarily; free also a few with babies; 5s.18m/10bunder 21

Lincolnshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Hope House, 8 Princes Avenue, Grimsby1913Before and After Care Home5m/2b 
Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Poplar Association Home, Bow House, 83 Bow Road, Bow E31924Unmarried mothers with their babies; payment according to circumstances.9under 30
Salvation Army Knitting Home / Mother and Baby Home, Lanark House, 13 Laura Place, Clapton E51891Young girls; mostly preventive cases.28no limit
Salvation Army Home, Lorne House No. 2, 126-128 Lower Clapton Road, Clapton E28 February 1945Girls and women awaiting admission to the Mothers' Hospital.24m/20bno limit
Salvation Army Home, Sapsworth House, 122-124 Lower Clapton Road, Clapton E21926Girls and women awaiting admission to the Mothers' Hospital. Later Before and After Care Home.28m/19bno limit
Salvation Army Mothers' Hospital, 153-156 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E51913All classes of girls and women; payment according to circumstances.75m/70bno limit
Salvation Army Maternity Home, 17-19 Devonshire Road, Hackney E9by 1912Girls and women awaiting admission to Mothers' Hospital.28m/17bno limit
Salvation Army Rescue /Maternity Home, 183 Amhurst Road, Hackney E81886Girls and women in distress.Girls and women awaiting admission to Mothers' Hospital.48no limit
Salvation Army Maternity Home, 27-29 Devonshire (now Brenthouse) Road, Hackney E91888Girls and women awaiting admission to Maternity Hospital.42no limit
Ladies' Association Refuge and Maternity Home House, 6-8 Pembury Road, Hackney E5by 1930Fallen and friendless girls, and unmarried mothers and their babies.24under 30
Salvation Army Rescue/Maternity Home, Ivy House, 271 Mare Street, Hackney E81893 36no limit
Salvation Army Maternity Hospital, Ivy House, 271 Mare Street, Hackney E81894Girls and women with first baby, 10s. 6d. to 21s.; second cases exceptionally received.36no limit
Holborn Deanery St Faith's Home, 2 Myddleton Square, Holborn EC1by 1935Mothers and babies; also expectant mothers; those outside the Deanery, 10s.9m/4bunder 30
Holborn Deanery Association Refuge, 2 Myddleton Square, Holborn EC11903All classes of destitute women; those outside the Deanery, 5s.8m/4bunder 35
St Alban's Diocesan Maternity Home, 40 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone E111903Girls expecting a first baby. Diocesan cases 5s. per week.8under 30
Rescue and Maternity Home, Manor Cottage, 33 Sturry Street, East India Dock Road, Poplar E141878Fallen women; free; maternity cases.12no limit
Commercial Road Refuge, 31 Arbour Square, Commercial Road, Stepney E11884Fallen girls; not lowest class; a few vacancies for mothers and babies; remain six months; 5s. if possible.9under 20
St Pelagia's Home, Stepney Green, Stepney E11889Mothers, with their first illegitimate children, after confinement. Remain twelve months, free. Others lately fallen.50no limit
Association for Friendless Girls' Refuge, Shirley House, 52 Romford Road, Stratford E151883Fallen women, A few mothers and babies received.20under 30
Cotland, 11 Springfield, Upper Clapton E51912Girls and women awaiting admission to the Mothers' Hospital; 7s. 6d.38m/25bno limit
Salvation Army Home, Cotswold, 55/57 Downs Road, Upper Clapton E21925Girls and women awaiting admission to the Mothers' Hospital.32m/20bno limit
Salvation Army Home, Hope Lodge, 4 The Common, Upper Clapton E21925Girls and women awaiting admission to the Mothers' Hospital. Later Before and After Care Home.18m/12bno limit
St Helena's Convalescent Home, Thorverton Road, Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood NW21895Girls who, though once fallen, are now in service and require a holiday, and others, 5s.; mothers and infants, 1s. 6d., first fall only. No infectious cases.13m/6bunder 26
Hornsey Deanery Refuge, Beacon Lodge, 25 Eastern Road, East Finchley N2by 1935Fallen and friendless girls; 10s. Before and 12s.6d. After confinement; Hornsey Deanery cases free.20m/12bunder 30
Church Army Home, 'Crathorne', Oak Lane, East Finchley N21914Certified feeble-minded mothers from local authorities and others, with infants.20over 16
Hampstead Hostel for Mothers and Babies, 43 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead NW31927Unmarried mothers with their babies, for three months; 10s.10under 30
Hampstead Hostel for Mothers and Babies, 7 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead NW3by 1935Unmarried mothers with their babies, 10s. Stay till babies are 1 year old.15under 30
Quadrant Hostel, 20-22 Highbury Quadrant, Highbury N51918Before and After Care Home (V.D. cases).24m/10b16-25
Kingsway House, 28 Highbury Grove, Highbury N5by 1953After Care Hostel. Mothers go to dialy work and babies to local Day Nurseries.16m/16b 
St Nicholas' Home for Mothers and Babies, 31 Highbury Hill, Highbury N51928Unmarried R.C. mothers with a first child; also expectant mothers.12m/12b17-26
Highbury Salvation Army Hostel, Field View, 17 Highbury Terrace, Highbury N5by 1920Unmarried mothers with their infants.23m/20bno limit
St Pelagia's Home, 25-27 Bickerton Road, Highgate N19c.1892Mothers, with their first illegitimate children, after confinement. Remain twelve months, free. Others lately fallen.50no limit
St Pelagia's Home, Sacred Heart Convent, 34 West Hill, Highgate N6c.1918Mothers, with their first illegitimate children, after confinement. Remain twelve months, free. Others lately fallen.97m/56bno limit
St Joseph's Maternity Home, Sacred Heart Convent, 34 West Hill, Highgate N6by 1949Maternity Home with St Pelagia's.97m/56bno limit
West London Mission Maternity Hostel, 35 Parkhurst Road, Holloway N71923Expectant mothers, suffering from V.D.; payment according to circumstances.11no limit
Kilburn Maternity Home, 88 Carlton Vale, Kilburn NW61882Girls having a Queen Charlotte's letter received before and after confinement; 5s. where possible.10under 30
Paddington and St Marylebone Ladies' Association Home / Main Memorial Home, 141 West End Lane, Maida Vale NW6by 1935Maternity cases and others, 10s.14m/ 7bunder 30
Queen Charlotte's Lying-in / Maternity Hospital, 191 Marylebone Road, Marylebone NW11752Women for their confinement with subscriber's letter.70no limit
St Margaret's Home, 193 Albany Street, Marylebone NW11888Fallen women before and after confinement; 5s. Friends must arrange to take charge of child when a fortnight old.11under 30
National Association for Feeble-minded Home, 'Wolseley', Woodside Avenue, North Finchley N121902Feeble-minded mothers from Workhouses, 10s.; with infants, 15s.15no limit
St Cyprian's Bethesda, 38 Charlbert Street, St John's Wood NW8by 1912Young servants, etc. Maternity cases, 5s.; Penitentiary cases, 2s. 6d. Remain 2 years.1614-18
Crossroads Club, 88-90 Alexandra Road, St John's Wood NW81919Girls of previous good character; 15s. Also mothers and babies.40under 52
Mayfair Union Maternity Home, St Agatha's Home, 48 St John's Wood Road, St John's Wood NW81903Superior servants and others, 7s. Remain 6 months.12m/6b14-25
Mayfair Union Maternity Home, St Agatha's House, 39 Lancaster Road, St John's Wood NW3by 1935Superior servants and others; 10s. After birth of child. Remain 3 months.10no limit
St Mary's, 153 Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington N161918Unmarried mothers; 7s. 6d. before and 12s. 6d. after confinement. Remain at least one year.22m/12b16-20
Crossways Maternity Home, 9 Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington N161912Before and After Care Home.23m/19bno limit
Salvation Army Maternity Home, Cotland, 9 Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington N161912Girls and women awaiting admission to Mothers' Hospital. Later Before and After Care Home.38m/19bno limit
Salvation Army Home, Hillsborough House, Rookwood Road, Stoke Newington N161918Girls before and after admission to Maternity Hospital, 7s. 6d.17m/20bno limit
Salvation Army Maternity Home, Lorne House No.1, 16 Rectory Road, Stoke Newington N161909Girls awaiting admission to Maternity Hospital.12no limit
St Mary's Shelter, 34 Craven Park, Willesden NW101908Fallen and friendless girls; maternity cases temporarily. Payment according to circumstances.1014-30
Our Lady's Hostel for Business Girls, Willesden NW101928   
Female Aid Society Mission House / Wandsworth and Battersea Ladies' Association, 3-4 Chivalry Road, Battersea Rise, Battersea SW111880Fallen; temporary Refuge. Maternity cases received before and after confinement.20under 30
Maternity Hospital, 145 Brixton Hill, Brixton SW2by 1900Maternity cases; before and after a first confinement; 5s.8 
Home for Mothers and Babies, 9 Stansfield Road, Brixton SW91885To receive young women of otherwise good character before or after confinement, and restore them, if possible, to their former position. Child boarded out at mother's expense.  
St Mary's Home, 15 Wellington Square, King's Road, Chelsea SW3by 1900Maternity cases, before or after confinement. First cases only. Young servants and girls to be placed in service.8under 25
St Mary's Home, 18 Oakley Crescent, Manor Street, Chelsea SW31889Maternity cases, before or after confinement. First cases only. Young servants and girls to be placed in service.8under 25
Day Servants' Hostel, 31 Danvers Street, Chelsea SW31912Unmarried mothers with their babies.15no limit
St Monica's Maternity Home, 8 Bramerton Street, Chelsea SW3by 1912First confinement cases, 7s. and £1 fee; local cases free.6under 25
Dunbar Lodge, 20 King's Avenue, Clapham SW41928Deaf and dumb unmarried mothers with their babies; also deaf and dumb girls in moral danger.17no limit
Home of the Society of the Good Shepherd, 35 Cedars Road, Clapham SW41896Friendless and fallen women; chiefly maternity cases; 52. before and 7s. 6d. after confinement. A few local cases free.2515-30
Clapham Maternity Hospital, 41 Jeffrey's Road, Clapham SW41889Married women and young girls with first baby, if hitherto respectable. Patients received on commencement of labour.12no limit
Mothercraft Hostel, 49 North Side, Clapham Common SW11by 1949After Care Hostel.18m/18b 
Battersea Hostel, St Mary's House, 32 Macaulay Road, Clapham Common SW41918Mothers and babies; also pre-natal cases; local cases 10s.6d.; others from 12s.6d.16m/6bno limit
Camberwell Home, 24 De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill SE51909First fall cases; those from Southwark diocese 6s., others 7s. 6d.; without baby 5s.; stay three months.10m/2b14-25
Home of the Good Shepherd, 63 Ongar Road, Fulham SW61901Maternity cases; from 6s.10no limit
Southwark Diocesan Maternity Home, Stretton House, 273 Baring Road, Grove Park SE121928Unmarried expectant mothers (first time); from 10s.; remain 3-4 months after confinement.22/12under 30
Rochester Diocesan Association for the Care of Friendless Girls, 127 Kennington Road, Lambeth SE11888Girls who have been previously respectable before a first confinement. Local and diocesan cases, 5s.9m/4bunder 24
St Thomas' Hostel / Northcote Trust Hostel, 148 Lambeth Road, Lambeth SE11919V.D. cases; payment by arrangement.13/4bno limit
St Anne's Shelter, 26 Berwick Street, Pimlico SW11889Maternity cases; temporarily; 7s.6no limit
Home for Deserted Mothers and Infants, 3 Cumberland Street, Pimlico SW1by 1870   
House of Compassion, 63 Sutherland Street, Pimlico SW11883Maternity cases before and after a first confinement only, and with previous good character; 6s. to 7s.; remain six to twelve months.11under 25
St Anne's Shelter, 67 Denbigh Street, Pimlico SW1by 1920Maternity cases; temporarily; 10s.6no limit
Pimlico Ladies' Association, St Elizabeth's Home, 40 Bessborough Street, Pimlico SW1by 1912Maternity cases; first confinement, 7s.; remain not less than six months.1016-22
Pimlico Ladies' Association, St John Baptist's Home, 162 Ebury Street, Pimlico SW11890Maternity cases before or after first confinement; remain six months or longer; 7s.11m/6b15-25
Pimlico Ladies' Association, St John the Baptist Shelter, 16 Ranelagh Grove, Pimlico SW11890Deserted mothers with their infants (only after confinement); remain about six weeks; 5s. to 7s.4under 25
Southwark Diocesan Home and Hostel, 14 Spencer Road / 15 Spencer Walk, Putney SW15by 1930Mothers and babies; Diocesan cases, 10s.; others, 12s. 6d.8m/8bno limit
Southern Diocesan Home and Hostel, 82 Chelverton Street, Putney SW15by 1920Mothers and babies, 10s.6m/6bunder 30
Anchorage/Cleevedon Maternity Home, 16-18 Tennison Road, South Norwood SE25by 1953For unmarried expectant mothers, and babies under two years of age.16m/20b 
The Retreat, 19 (later 35) Ross Road, South Norwood SE251916Girls before birth of first baby; remain three months after confinement; 12s. 6d. and £1 1s. fee.30 bedsno limit
Southwark Diocesan Home, 47 Haydon's Road, South Wimbledon SW191901Fallen girls; 5s.; confinement fees, £1 1s. local cases free. 5s.; local cases free.12under 25
Southwark Diocesan Home, 56 Gap Road, South Wimbledon SW191901Fallen girls; 10s. and maternity benefit.12under 25
House of Help, 201 Camberwell Grove, Southwark SE5by 1920Young unmarried mothers with their babies; 13s. 6d.16no limit
Guy's Hospital Hostel, St Thomas' Street, Southwark SE1by 1912Patients and others (with first children only), desiring amendment of life.  
St Joseph's Home for Mothers and Babies, 188 Clapham Road, Stockwell SW91922R.C. unmarried expectant mothers and mothers with their babies on leaving hospital, first cases only; payment according to circumstances.1015-25
The Babies' Home, 131 Upper Tulse Hill, Streatham SW2 For unmarried mothers and their babies.  
St Anne Mother and Baby Home, 144 Leigham Court Road, Streatham SW16by 1949Before and After Home.20m/10b 
St Mary Magdalen Refuge, Russell House, Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham SW161888Penitent fallen women; free, on application by letter to the Warden or Head Matron; remain two years.35under 40
Princess Alice Emergency Hostel for Mothers and Babies, Castlebar, 46 Sydenham Hill, Sydenham SE26by 1949Before and After Care Home.40m/20b 
The Lambeth Home, 11 St Nicholas Street, Upper Tooting SW7by 1920Mothers with their babies; remain one year if possible; from 10s.814-25
Church Army Home, 64 St Ann's Hill, Wandsworth SW181915Unmarried mothers with babies; 10s.9under 30
Loreto House, 17 Pembridge Villas, Bayswater W11by 1949Before and After Care Home (V.D. cases).17m/10b 
Home for Deserted Mothers and their Infants, 35 Great Coram Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury WC11864Young women who, being otherwise of respectable character, have for the first time become mothers of illegitimate children.16no limit
Kensington Refuge, 2 Upper Phillimore Place, Kensington W8by 1930Fallen girls; 10s.; also mothers and babies.1015-25
North Kensington Home for Mothers and Babies, 65 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill W111912Mothers and babies, 6s. 6d.9m/9b15-25
St Christopher's, 1 Devonshire Terrace, Paddington W2by 1949Before and After Care Home.10m/4b 
St Mary Magdalene Home, 14 (later 26) Ranelagh (now Lords Hill) Road, Paddington W21865Unmarried women before and after first confinement. £16 per annum in advance quarterly. 5s. a week for child after six weeks old. Queen Charlotte's letter must be given with each case. Remain a year.3116-20
Jewish Rescue Home Hostel, 1 Roseford Terrace, Shepherd's Bush W121919Unmarried Jewish mothers with their babies.6m/6bunder 25
St Marylebone Workhouse Girls' Aid Home, 241 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush W121908Women with their first or second child; free from Marylebone workhouse; 10s.10m/10bunder 25
St Margaret's Hostel, 466 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush W121917Unmarried mothers of business girl class, with their first babies; 15s.10under 30
Jewish Rescue Home, Charcroft House, Roseford Gardens, Shepherd's Bush W121885Fallen Jewesses; remain in the Home at least one year; free; a few maternity cases received.15m/8bunder 25
St Margaret's House, 13 Burton Street, St Pancras WC11922Domestic servants; also mothers and babies.717-30
Main Memorial Home for Deserted Mothers and their Infants, 49 Burton Crescent (now Cartwright Gardens), St Pancras WC1by 1890Young women otherwise of respectable character, before and after confinement; 5s.1217-30
Homes of Hope, 5 Regent Square, Gray's Inn Road, St Pancras WC11860Mothers, with their first illegitimate children, after confinement; also preventive cases; payment if possible.20under 30

Middlesex

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Barnes Convalescent Home, 15 Beverley Gardens, Barnes Common1893First fall cases ineligible for other Convalescent Homes, 6s.; mother and baby, 7s. 6d.5 
Maddison Memorial Hostel, Maddison Lodge, Osterley, Isleworth1926Mothers and babies; remain until babies two years old.18under 30

Norfolk

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Norwich Diocesan Maternity Home, 53-55 Surrey Street, Norwich1921First pre-maternity cases; 7s. and maternity benefit. Remain six months after child's birth.12under 25

Northamptonshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Saviour's Home, 21/21A/23A Manor Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton1921Maternity cases; from the Diocese 8s.; others 12s.15m/15nunder 25

Northumberland

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Newcastle Diocesan Refuge, Clifton House, 54 Clifton Road, Newcastle upon Tyneby 1949Shelter and Before and After Care Home.10m/6b 
Newcastle Diocesan Maternity Home, Elswick Lodge, Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne1920Unmarried expectant mothers; stay six months; non-diocesan cases, 10s. Hostel for working pregnant girls.12m/12bunder 25

Nottinghamshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Catherine's House, 15 Wilson Street, Newarkby 1949Shelter and Before and After Care Home.7m/3b 
Mothers' Hostels, 95 Queen's Drive, Nottinghamby 1949Before and After Care Home. Day Nursery attached. Some mothers go out to work.8m/8b 
Nottingham Temporary Rescue and Preventive Home, The Cottage, Newstead Grove, Nottingham1919Mothers and babies; first fall.3under 25

Oxfordshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Oxford Ladies' Association, Hope Cottage, 57 Aston Street, Oxford1899Mothers with their babies; first cases; 5s. diocesan cases; 7s. 6d. others.3under 25
Oxford Ladies' Association, St Frideswide's Home, 59 St John's Road, Oxford1902Mothers with their babies; first cases; 5s. diocesan cases; 7s. 6d. others.8under 25

Shropshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Shrewsbury and Shropshire Refuge and Hostel, Chaddeslode, 130 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsburyby 1935Fallen and friendless girls; also mothers and babies; remain from three to twelve months; from 7s. 6d.8m/8bunder 25
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 25

Somerset

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Hillview, 12 Walcot Parade, Bathby 1953After 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 
Exmoor House, Westerns, Dulvertonby 1949Before 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 30

Staffordshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Mother and Baby Home, 53 Union Street, Burton on Trentby 1949Before and After Care Home.  
Lyncroft House, Stafford Road, Lichfieldby 1949Maternity Home.20m/16b 
Mrs Hay Memorial Home, 36 Merridale Road, Wolverhamptonby 1949Before and After Care Home.12m/6bunder 20
Mrs Legge Memorial Home, 89 North Road, Wolverhampton1913Girls before birth of first illegitimate child. Diocesan cases, 12s. 6d.; others, 15s.12no limit

Suffolk

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Bridget's, North Parade, Lowestoftby 1949Shelter 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
St Aubyn's Shelter, Horsham Road, Dorkingby 1949Before 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 1912Fallen women; mothers and babies; temporarily.14no limit
Assisi (St Joseph's) Mother and Baby Home, Hammer Lane, Grayshottby 1949 36m/20b 
Home of the Good Shepherd, Haslemere1916Fallen and friendless girls; temporarily. By 1935: Mothers and babies; remain four months.12m/12bunder 30
Kingston Deanery Home, 18 Richmond Park Road, Kingston upon Thamesby 1935Maternity and rescue cases; local cases free, others 10s.19m/12bunder 30
Kingston and Surbiton Shelter, 45 Fairfield South, Kingston upon Thamesby 1930Maternity and rescue cases; temporarily; local cases free, others 10s. 6d. before and 12s. 6d. after confinement.6under 30
Kingston and Surbiton Ladies' Association, Mission House, 26 Gibbon Road, Kingston upon Thames1887Friendless or fallen girls; local cases only; temporarily.4under 24
Richmond Hostel for Unmarried Mothers and Babies, 1 The Hermitage, Richmond1924Mothers with their babies; payment according to circumstances.4no limit
Mission of Hope, Birdhurst Lodge, 14 South Park Hill Road, South Croydonby 1930Mothers, expectant mothers, infants and toddlers.36m/21bno limit
Mission of Hope, Blythswood, 43 St Peter's Road, South Croydonby 1920Mothers and babies.30under 30
Woking Preventive and Rescue Home, St Margaret's, 21-23 Ferndale Road, Horsell, Woking1901Rescue, preventive and maternity cases; also mothers and babies.12m/6bover 17

Sussex

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Albion House, Finsbury Road, Albion Hill, Brightonby 1920Young unmarried mothers before and after confinement; 10s.40m/36b16-25
Day Servants' Hostel, 21 Seafield Road, Hove1918Unmarried mothers (with first baby); 25s.9under 30

Warwickshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
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
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
Francis Way Mother and Baby Home, 124 Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, KnowleSep 1942Maternity Home.25m/15b 

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

Wiltshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Free Church Maternity and Training Home, The Retreat, Mere1915First pre-maternity cases; 12s. and £1 1s. For confinement; remain six months.14no limit
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
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

East Riding of Yorkshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
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

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
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 Katharine's Hostel, 10 King's Mill Lane, Huddersfield1920Mothers and babies; payment according to circumstances.8m/6b 
St Faith's Rescue and Maternity Home, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leedsby 1915First cases only.9 
Leeds Hope Hospital, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leeds1919Venereal cases, both maternity and otherwise. Yorks. cases free; others 5s. a day.17m/10bunder 30
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
Wyther Hostel, Armley Ridge Road, Leedsby 1949Before and After Care Home.30m/30b 
Salvation Army Home, Spring Grove House, Alexandra Road, Leeds1909Girls and women in distress.28m/26 babies 
Ripon Refuge, 6 Claremont Road, Ripon1927Shelter and Before and After Care Home.4m/2bno limit

Glamorgan

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 
Cwmdonkin Shelter, 10A (later renumbered 67) Heathfield, Swanseaby 1949 8m/6b 

Monmouthshire

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

Aberdeenshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Aberdeen Mother and Baby Home, 25 Westfield Terrace, Aberdeenby 1936   
Aberdeen Mother and Baby Home, Richmondhill House, 22 King's Gate, Aberdeenby 1949 17 

Angus (Forfarshire)

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Salvation Army Home, Florence Booth House, Clement Park, HarefieldRoad, Lochee, Dundee1918Unmarried mothers with their infants.40m/28 babiesno limit
Salvation Army Home, Seafield Lodge, Magdalen Green, Dundee1918Girls and women in distress.24m/8bno limit

Lanarkshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Glasgow Home for Deserted Mothers, 140 Rotten Row, Glasgow1873   
Church of Scotland Maternity Home, 22 Herbert Street, Glasgow1915Expectant mothers; 6s.8under 30
The Knowe Mother and Baby Home, 301 Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgowby 1972 38 
Church of Scotland Maternity Home, 39 Lansdowne Crescent, Glasgow1915Expectant mothers; 7s.12under 30
Lansdowne House Mother and Baby Home, 44 Sutherland Avenue, Glasgowby 1945 26 
The Fraser of Allander Maternity Home, 5 Cleveden Road, Kelvinside, Glasgowby 1972 36 
Atholl House, 63 Partickhill Road, Glasgow All classes of women and girls needing help.  
Church of Scotland Home, Auldhousefield, Pollokshaws, Glasgow1908Mothers and infants; 5s.36no limit
Church of Scotland Children's Home / Mother and Baby Home, Florentine House, 53 Hillhead Street, Glasgow Orphan and other needy girls.227-12
Salvation Army Home, Homeland, 25 St Andrew's Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow1920Unmarried mothers with their babies.22no limit

Midlothian

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Home for Mothers and Babies, 17 Claremont Park, Edinburgh1924Unmarried expectant mothers (first child only); must be willing to remain three or four months after confinement; 10s; or by arrangement.12m/9 babiesunder 25
Lauriston Home / Haig Ferguson Memorial Mother and Baby Home, 4 Lauriston Park, Edinburgh1925 9 
Salvation Army Home, Bonnington Bank House, Ferry Road, Edinburgh1920Unmarried mothers with their babies.22 
Church of Scotland Home, Denhamgreen House, Edinburgh1918Mothers and infants; 5s.40no limit
Mother and Baby Home / Children's Home, 23 Lady Brae, Gorebridge1935 6 

Renfrewshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Gerard's Mother and Baby Home, Greenock Road, Bishoptonby 1972 43 

Co. Antrim

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Belfast Midnight Mission Maternity Home, 25-27 (later 29) Malone Place, Belfast1902First maternity cases only received. 5s.12 
Good Shepherd Home / Marianville Home for Mothers and Babies, 511 Ormeau Road, Belfast  22 
Hopedene House Hostel, 55 Dundela Avenue, Strandtown, Belfastby 1949   
Salvation Army Home, Thorndale, Duncairn Avenue, Antrim Road, Belfast1905Unmarried mothers and their babies. Free.33m/24 babiesno limit

Co. Down

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Good Shepherd Home / Marianville Home for Mothers and Babies, 132 Armagh Road, Newry  15 

Co. Dublin

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Dublin Magdalen Asylum, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin1766Respectable class on first fall. Free. Protestantss only.20under 20
St Patrick's Mother and Baby Home, Navan Road, Cabra, Dublinby 1949   
Templeogue Nursery Rescue Home, Little Fortfield, Templeogue1910First fall maternity cases. Remain 6 months after birth of baby. Payment when possible.12no limit

Co. Tipperary

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Anne's, Sean Ross Abbey, Short Corville Road, Roscrea1930   

Ontario

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Girls' Maternity Home, 152 Bathurst Street, Torontoc.1895   

Bedfordshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Holt House, 178 Hurst Grove, Bedfordby 1964Before and After Care Home.11m/6b16-24
Widecombe, 36 Grasmere Road, Streatleyby 1964Before and After Care Home.7m/7bover 17

Berkshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Michael's, 2 Dorset Road, Windsorby 1949Before and After Care Home.7m/3b 
Burnell House Hostel, 27 Bolton Avenue, Windsorby 1964Post-natal home - mothers may go to daily work.19m/19b 

Buckinghamshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Putnam House, 69 Buckingham Street, Aylesburyby 1949Maternity Home.20m/12b14-20

Cambridgeshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Ely Diocesan Maternity Home, 48 Bateman Street, Cambridge1920Unmarried mothers with first child. Diocesan cases,10s.; others, 12s.14m/10b15-30

Cheshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Bridget's Mother and Baby Home, Lache Lane, Chesterc.1949Before and After Care Home.20m/12b 
Knowle House, Sagars Road, Handforthby 1949After Care Hostel, later Before and After Care Home.22m/16bover 14
Hoylake Mothers and Babies Home, Prospect House, 7 Trinity Road, Hoylakeby 1949Before and After Care Home.12m/8b 
Home of the Good Samaritan, 27 Victoria Road, Grappenhall, Warringtonby 1949Before and After Care Home, some Shelter beds.14m/8b 

Cornwall

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Morwenna, Lescudjack Terrace, Penzanceby 1950.Before and After Care Home.8m/3b 
Mother and Baby Home, Rosewood, Woodland Road, St Austell  24 

Cumberland

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Mary's Home for Friendless Girls, Coledale Hall, 94-96 Newtown Road, Carlisle1926Before and After Care Home.10m/6b 

Devon

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Nicholas' House, 20 Alphington Road, Exeterby 1964Maternity Home.12m/6b 
Woodside Mother and Baby Home, South View, 2 Woodside, Plymouthby 1949Before and After Care Home.13m/5b 

Dorset

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Thomas' Lodge, 12 Charminster Road, Bournemouthby 1949Before and After Care Home.12m/7b16-35
St Monica's Maternity Home, 17 (later 19) St Peter's Road, Parkstoneby 1949Maternity Home.10m/10b14-18
St Gabriel's Home, 18 Dorchester Road, Weymouthby 1964Before and After Care Home.9m/6bover 17
St Gabriel's Home, 6 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouthby 1949Before and After Care Home.4m/2b 

County Durham

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Mother and Baby Home, Fir Tree Grange, Crook    
St Agnes' Home, 45 Duke Street, Darlingtonby 1949Before and After Care Home.7m/3b 
Mother and Baby Home, Ramside, Belmont, Durhamby 1949After Care Hostel. Some mothers go out to work.16m/16b 
St Faith's Home, 6-8 Grasmere Street, Gatesheadby 1949Before and After Care Home.16m/8b 
Smelt House, Howden-le-Wearby 1964Before and After Care Home.17m/8b 
Parker Memorial Home, 25 Kayll Road, Sunderlandby 1949Before and After Care Home.12m/9b 

Essex

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Chelmsford Diocesan Maternity Home, Sunnedon House, 75 Warley Hill, Brentwood1959Maternity Home.17m/10b 
Ardmore, 136 High Road, Buckhurst Hillby 1949After Care Home. Some mothers go out to work,18m/18b 
Bartletts, Tavistock House, 201 New London Road, Chelmsfordby 1964Before and After Care Home.15m/10b 
Hostel of the Good Shepherd, 87 East Hill, Colchesterby 1949Before and After Care Home.11m/6b 
Old Mill House, Great Bentley, Colchesterby 1964Private Maternity Home.6m/6b 
Dunmow Maternity Home, Great Easton, Dunmow1897First maternity cases before confinement; 7s.; remain six months. Diocesan cases, 5s.814-25
Loreto Convent, Theydon Road, Eppingby 1964Before and After Care Home.26m/14b 
St Faith's Home, 38 Station Road, Loughtonby 1949Before and After Care Home.10m/4b 
Girls' Hostel, 51 Junction Road, Romfordby 1949Before and After Care Home.8m/5b 
Carville, 38 The Drive, Walthamstowby 1949Before and After Care Home.  
Carville, 43 West Avenue Road, Walthamstowby 1964Before and After Care Home.6m/6b 
Beechwood, 2 Westborough Road, Westcliff on Seaby 1964Hostel for Working Pregnant Girls.4 

Gloucestershire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Mount Hope, 10 Ashley Hill, Bristolby 1949Maternity Home.26m/12b 
Elm House Shelter, 10 Whatley Road, Bristolby 1964Hostel for Working Pregnant Girls.18 
Mother and Baby Home, 11 Snowdon Road, Fishponds, Bristolby 1949Before and After Care Home.20m/12b 
St John's Diocesan Home, 27-29 Ashley Road, Bristolby 1949Before and After Care Home.16m/8b 
St Raphael's, Hallen Road, Henbury, Bristolby 1964Before and After Care Home.26m/26b 
St Catherine's, 2 Berkeley Villas / 21 Pitville Lawn, Cheltenhamby 1950Before and After Care Home.12m/6b 

Hampshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Hope Lodge, 41 Belmont Road, Southamptonby 1939Temporary refuge for unmarried mothers and infants and for any girls in difficulty.8m/4b 
16 St David's Road, Southseaby 1964Hostel for Working Pregnant Girls.10 
The Haven, Vigo Lane, Yateleyby 1949Maternity Home.18m/18b 

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 1964Before and After Care Home.6m/4b 

Kent

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
The Lodge, Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashfordby 1964Before and After Care Home.11m/4b 
Rochester Diocesan Home, Ravensbourne House, 9 Blyth Road, Bromleyby 1949Before and After Care Home.14m/6bover 14
Oakhurst, 33 Lesney Park Road, Erithby 1949Before 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 1956Before and After Care Home.13m/3bover 14
Kendall House, 46 Pelham Road, Gravesendby 1949Pregnant girls under 17 in need of care and protection.16m/3bunder 17

Lancashire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
The Grange, Wilpshire, Blackburnby 1949Before and After Care Home.26m/12b 
Fylde House, 141 Hornby Road, Blackpoolby 1964Before and After Care Home.10m/3b 
Mater Dei Hostel, Berkeley House, Serpentine South, Blundellsands, Liverpoolby 1949Before and After Care Home.15m/10b 
133 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchesterby 1964Maternity Home.22m/12b 
St Agnes' House, 15 Mauldeth Road, Withington, Manchesterby 1964Before and After Care Home.4m/4b 
Parkinson House, 68 West Cliff, Prestonby 1950Before and After Care Home.9m/3b 
Adswood, 460 Bury New Road, Salfordby 1964Before and After Care Home.18m/12b13-26
St Teresa's Home, 61 Broom lane, Salfordby 1948Home for unmarried mothers and babies. First cases only.30m/40bover 16

Lincolnshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Quarry Maternity Home, Wragby Road, Lincolnby 1949Maternity Home.26m/15b