Magdalen Homes — Wales

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
Salvation Army Metropole, 11/12 Moira Terrace, Cardiffby 1920 48no limit
Kingswood Treborth Home, 379 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff1908Rescue and preventive cases. Small payment where possible.4016-25
St Margaret's Refuge, 39 Cecil Street, Broadway, Roath, Cardiff1888Fallen women temporarily, passed on to House of Mercy; from South Wales free. From South Wales free; others £3-5 entrance fee. 14-25
Haven Refuge for Girls, 7 Partridge Road, Roath, Cardiff1910Friendless and fallen; local cases free.8under 10
St Margaret's Refuge, 78 Claude Road, Cardiffby 1897A temporary refuge for Fallen Women and Children, who after a short probation are passed on to suitable homes.414-25
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
St Margaret's House of Mercy, Church Terrace, Roath, Cardiff1881Fallen women from South Wales, free; others, £3 to £5 entrance fee. From South Wales free; others £3-5 entrance fee.20under 25
St Margaret's Children's Home, Church Terrace, Roath, Cardiff1891Children of immoral propensities or from immoral surroundings. Kept until 18 years of age. From £6 a year.288-12
Salvation Army Home, Hope Lodge, 21-22 Moira Terrace, Cardiff1917Unmarried mothers and their infants.20 
Convent of the Good Shepherd, Ty-Gwyn Road, Pen-y-lan, Cardiff1872Penitents and girls in danger. Free.13013-50
Diocesan Deaconess Institution / House of Mercy, Redlands Road, Penarth1893Fallen women. Working class, 3s.; middle class, 7s. 6d. to l0s.; superior class, 20s. Preference given to diocesan cases. A few destitute cases free.1015-19
Penarth House of Mercy, Penarth1862Payment £5 if possible.40under 20
Cwmdonkin Shelter, 1/1A Clifton Hill, Swansea1921   
Cwmdonkin Shelter, 10A (later renumbered 67) Heathfield, Swanseaby 1949 8m/6b 
Diocesan House of Mercy, Eastmoor Park, West Cross, Swansea1891Fallen girls of servant class; diocesan cases free.1614-25
Cwmdonkin Shelter, Terrace Road, Cwmdonkin Park, Swansea1887Rescue and preventive cases; temporarily.  


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
St Faith's Home, 15 Clytha Square, Newportby 1930Fallen and friendless girls; local cases free.1014-18
St Faith's Home, 3 Clifton Place, Newportby 1920Fallen and friendless women; local cases free.914-20
St Faith's Home, 5 Brynderwen Road, Maindee, Newport1907Fallen women.  
Newport Industrial Home, 9 Cardiff Road, Newport1865Fallen women; remain two years; free on personal application.1715-30
Children's Rescue Home, St John Baptist Mission House, Oakfield Road, Newport1882Fallen children and those in danger. Payment according to circumstances.55under 11


Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Winifred's Home / Diocesan House of Mercy, Tenby1883Fallen women; free for diocesan cases, with £3 entrance fee; extra-diocesan cases £5. Remain at least two years. under 25