Mother and Baby Homes — Middlesex-Oxfordshire

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.

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 
Amherts Lodge, 47 Amherst Road, Ealingby Before and After Care Home.26m/14b 
The Swallows, 2 Sutherland Road, Ealingby 1920Women received only after birth of child.  
St Mary's, Glamorgan Road, Hampton Wick  16m/12b 
Hillside, 5 Roxborough Park, Harrowby Shelter for Emergency and Post-natal Cases15m/6b 
Maddison Memorial Hostel, Maddison Lodge, Osterley, Isleworth1926Mothers and babies; remain until babies two years old.18under 0
Bellevue, 167 Willesden Lane, Kilburnby Before and After Care Home.12m/12b 

Norfolk

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Paul's Lodge, Salisbury Road, Great Yarmouthby Before and After Care Home.10m/6bover 5
81 Wisbech Road, King's Lynnby Hostel for Pregnant Working Girls.4m 
Norwich Diocesan Maternity Home, 53-55 Surrey Street, Norwich1921First pre-maternity cases; 7s. and maternity benefit. Remain six months after child's birth.12under 5

Northamptonshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Saviour's Diocesan Maternity Home, 103 Harlestone Road, Dallingtonby Maternity Home.15m/15b 
Elmleigh, 114 Harlestone Road, Dallingtonby Before and After Care Home.16m/10b 
St Saviour's Home, 21/21A/23A Manor Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton1921Maternity cases; from the Diocese 8s.; others 12s.15m/15nunder 5

Northumberland

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Ante and Post-Natal Hostel, Bowmer Bank, Morpethby Before and After Care Home.20m/20b 
Hopedene, 1A Gloucester Terrace, Elswick Road, Newcastle upon Tyneby Maternity Home.28m/12b 
Newcastle Diocesan Refuge, Clifton House, 54 Clifton Road, Newcastle upon Tyneby 903Shelter and Before and After Care Home.10m/6b 
Newcastle Diocesan Maternity Home, Elswick Lodge, 128 Park Road (now Park Close), Newcastle upon Tyne1920Unmarried expectant mothers; stay six months; non-diocesan cases, 10s. Hostel for working pregnant girls.20m/12bunder 5
Hopedene, Jesmond Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyneby Maternity Home.22m/14b 

Nottinghamshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Grosvenor House, 1 Grove Street, Mansfieldby Before and After Care Home.9m/5b 
St Catherine's House, 15 Wilson Street, Newarkby 913Shelter and Before and After Care Home.7m/3b 
Mothers' Hostels, 95 Queen's Drive, Nottinghamby Before 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 5

Oxfordshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Mother and Baby Hostel, 7 Clark's Row,St Aldate's, Oxford1939Before and After Care Home.14m/10b 
Oxford Ladies' Association, Hope Cottage, 57 Aston Street, Oxford1899Mothers with their babies; first cases; 5s. diocesan cases; 7s. 6d. others.3under 5
Oxford Ladies' Association, St Frideswide's Home, 59St John's Road, Oxford1901Mothers with their babies; first cases; 5s. diocesan cases; 7s. 6d. others.8under 5