Magdalen Homes — Derbyshire-Essex

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
Derby and Derbyshire Association for Help and Protection of Girls, 32 Long Row, Belperby 1897Fallen and friendless girls and children; temporary shelter.  
Chesterfield Rescue Home, 3 Fairfield Place, Chesterfieldby 1949   
Chesterfield Rescue Home, Magdalen Cottage, Church Lane, Chesterfield1910Fallen and friendless; free; temporarily.2no limit
Chesterfield Rescue Home, Magdalen House, 2 Cromwell Road, Chesterfieldby 1920Fallen and friendless; temporarily; local cases free.7no limit
Derby and Derbyshire Association for Help and Protection of Girls, 18 Leopold Street, Derby1882Fallen and friendless girls and women; free; temporarily; payment when possible.6no limit
Derby Temporary Home, 54 Henry Street, Derby1882Fallen girls; then sent to Homes by the Derby Association for Help of Girls.  
Derby Temporary Home, 55 Gerard Street, Derbyby 1930Friendless girls and women; temporarily; payment when possible.7no limit
Derby and Derbyshire Home for Penitent Females (St Margaret's Home), 6 Bass Street, Derby1857Fallen women; entrance fee £2 2s. to £5 5s.; cases under 15, 5s. weekly, paid quarterly in advance.2315-18
Derby and Derbyshire Association for Help and Protection of Girls, 72 Normanton Road, Derbyby 1897Fallen and friendless girls and children; temporary shelter.  


Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Barnstaple Shelter, 107 Newport Road, Barnstapleby 1930Fallen and friendless; temporarily; local cases free.8under 30
Barnstaple Shelter, 28 Carrington Terrace, Yeo Vale, Barnstaple1915Fallen and friendless; temporarily; local cases free; also a few mothers and babies.8under 30
Devon House of Mercy, Coombe Lane, Bovey Tracy1863Fallen women; £5 a year; period of training according to circumstances, generally two years.7015-25
House of Rest, 14 (later 11) Friars Walk, Exeter1880Fallen girls.7under 20
St Mary's Home, 25St Mary Arches Street, Exeter1917Medical cases through local authorities.7no limit
St Elizabeth's Home, 26 Bartholomew Street West, The Mint, Exeter1919Women and girls in need; temporarily 8s.8under 30
St Olave's Ladies' Association Home, 32 Bartholomew Street East, Exeter1903Friendless and fallen women, 6s.; mothers and babies, 8s.12m/8bno limit
St Olave's Ladies' Association Home (The Shelter), 33 Bartholomew Street East, Exeter First fall cases.5no limit
Home for Fallen Women, 44 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter1861Fallen women; free.1717-29
Rescue Home, 8 Melbourne Place, Exeterby 1890Temporary home for fallen girls, or those in danger of falling.  
Devon and Exeter Home of the Holy Innocents, Franklyn Street,St Thomas, Exeter1927Young fallen girls; also preventive cases. Feeble-minded also received.1716-20
Devon and Exeter Female Penitentiary / Home of Refuge / Home of the Good Shepherd, Holloway Street, Exeter1819Fallen women; payment if possible. Usually remain two years. Cases that have been in another Home not admitted.5015-25
The Refuge, 1 Market Square, Stonehouse, Plymouthby 1890Fallen women.  
Salvation Army Laundry Home, 100 King Street, Plymouth1901Girls and women in distress.42no limit
House of Mercy / Peace, 157 North Road, Plymouth1859Fallen women.5018-24
St Margaret's Preventive and Rescue Home, 17 Portland Villas, Plymouthby 1920Fallen, preventive and doubtful cases; free; temporarily.2012-16
The Threefold Cord / Refuge for Fallen Women, 2 Octagon Street, Plymouth1880 615-30
Salvation Army Rescue Home, 2 The Octagon, Plymouthby 1890Girls and women in distress.  
The Refuge, 3 Gascoigne Place, Plymouth1881Fallen women; temporarily, prior to entering a Home or situation.  
Salvation Army Rescue Home, 72 Mutley Plain, Plymouthby 1902Girls and women in distress.  
St Margaret's Home, 8 Octagon Street, Plymouth1880Fallen and preventive cases; free; temporarily.614-26
Mayflower Maternity Home, Abbotsfield, Seymour Road, Mannamead, Plymouthby 1920Unmarried mothers with their babies.21m/15bno limit
Salvation Army Rescue Home, Cleeve Villa, Ford Park Lane, Mutley, Plymouth1889Girls and women in distress.26no limit
Plymouth, Devonport, and Stonehouse Female Penitentiary, Hampton House, Ebrington Street, Plymouthby 1935Women in moral danger; remain at least a year; payment according to circumstances.26no limit
Plymouth, Devonport, and Stonehouse Female Penitentiary, Hampton House, Ham Street, Plymouth1809Fallen women and those in moral danger; remain at least a year; payment according to circumstances.35under 30
St Ursula's Maternity Refuge, St Ursula's House, Edith Avenue, Plymouth Maternity cases; 6s.; diocesan cases, 5s.814-25
Salvation Army Home, Weston Lodge, Mannamead, Plymouth1921Girls and women in distress.22no limit
Cottage Home, Mary Tavy, Tavistockby 1890 7 
Torquay Church Refuge, 12 Bexley Terrace, Torrre, Torquayby 1920Fallen women from Torquay, free; others 3s. 6d. to 5s.; temporarily.315-30
Church Refuge Home, 2 Beaufort Cottages, Avenue Road, Torre, Torquay18883s. 6d. A week for local cases; others 5s.2 
Torquay Church Refuge /St Anne's Girls' home, 3 Bampfylde Road, Torquayby 1949   
Torquay Door of Hope, 3 Lymington Terrace, Upton Road, Torquay1887Fallen women and friendless girls. no limit
Torquay Door of Hope, St Marychurch Road, Torquayby 1912Fallen girls; entrance £1 1s.; mother and infant, 2s. 6d.13 


Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Free Church Rescue and Training Home, 189 Richmond Park Road, Bournemouth1911Fallen girls and women and those in danger, 7s. 6d.; some local cases free; mothers with infants, 3s. 6d.9over 14
Free Church Maternity and Training Home, 3 and 11St Alban's Avenue, Lower Charminster Road, Bournemouthby 1930First maternity cases; 10s. from locality; others 12s. 6d.: remain at least two months after confinement.24m/12bover 14
Free Church Rescue and Training Home, 3St Alban's Avenue, Lower Charminster Road, Bournemouthby 1920First maternity cases; 10s. from locality; others 12s. 6d.: remain at least two months after confinement.12over 14
St Thomas' Lodge, 6 Charminster Road, Bournemouthby 1912Fallen and friendless; free; temporarily.8no limit
St Thomas' Refuge, King's Road, Bournemouth1896Fallen and friendless; free; temporarily.5no limit
Salisbury Diocesan Shelter, 37 Glyde Path Road, Dorchesterby 1930Friendless and fallen women and girls; temporarily.1no limit
Poole and Parkstone Refuge, Oak Tree Lodge, Pottery Road, Parkstone1911Any girl needing help; local cases free; others 7s. 6d.614-23
Diocesan Association Home, St Gabriel's, 20 Great George Street, Weymouthby 1920Friendless and fallen; temporarily.7no limit
Ladies' Association Training Home for Girls, St Gabriel's, 40 East Street, Weymouth1882Friendless and fallen; temporarily.7no limit
The Shelter, Weymouthby 1885   
The Shelter, Weymouthby 1890To shelter girls before being sent to training homes or penitentiaries away from Weymouth.2 

County Durham

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Monica's Home, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland1909Unmarried mothers 5s.; and their babies 2s. 6d.12m/12bunder 25
St Agnes' Home, 30 Clifton Road, Darlington1910Fallen; temporarily; 5s.; local cases free.4no limit
Home For Friendless Girls /St Catherine's Home, 111 Framwellgate, Durham1882Prison cases, friendless and inebriates.20 
County Penitentiary /St Mary's Home, 7 Kepier Terrace, Gilesgate, Durham1851Penitent fallen women, admission free. Must remain eighteen months.25under 30
Temporary Home, 9 Cross Street, Durhamby 1890   
Temporaray Home and Free Registry Office, 9 Cross Street, Durhamby 1885   
Durham Diocesan Home, St Catherine's Home, 24 (later 25) Allergate, Durham1852Prison cases, friendless, inebriates and young girls after first fall; 4s., or £5 fee.23under 30
Sydney House, The Peth, Durhamby 1949BAAF2001.  
St Faith's Hostel, 4 King James Street, Gateshead1909Rescue and preventive cases; temporarily.8no limit
St Verca's Home, 388 South Eldon Street, South Shieldsby 1930Fallen and generally destitute.1314-30
St Verca's Home, 9 Challoner Terrace, South Shieldsby 1920Fallen and generally destitute.1314-30
Salvation Army Home, Caldwell House, Harton, South Shields1906Girls and women in distress.27no limit
St Verca's Home, South Shields1894Fallen and generally destitute (a " place of detention").1314-30
Victoria Home, South Shields1894Fallen and generally destitute.1316-25
Milne House, 33 Norfolk Street, Sunderland1893Homeless and destitute girls; temporarily.1315-25
Temporary Home for Girls., Nile Street, Sunderlandby 1890Poor fallen girls; temporarily.  
Wearmouth Deanery Refuge, St Agatha's Refuge, 17 Murton Street, Sunderland1912Rescue and preventive cases; temporarily.16no limit


Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Brentwood Shelter, 142 Ongar Road, Brentwoodby 1912Friendless and fallen; free.2no limit
Brentwood Shelter, King Edward's Road, Brentwoodby 1920Friendless and fallen; free.4no limit
Buckhurst Hill Shelter, St Alban's, Queen's Road, Buckhurst Hill1901Fallen women and those in moral danger; local cases free. Payment where possible.5no limit
Bartletts, 384 Baddow Road, Chelmsfordby 1949   
Hope Cottage, Fairfield, Chelmsford1922Girls and women needing help : those from the Diocese 1s. a night; others, 1s. 6d.616-25
Chelmsford Diocesan Maternity Home, The Red House, 98 Tilkley Road, Coggeshall1925Unmarried Girls before first confinement; 7s. 6d. from Diocese; others, 10s.; remain six months.7under 30
Colchester Diocesan Refuge, Bays' House, Trinity Street, Colchesterby 1920Fallen women; temporarily.10no limit
Colchester Female Refuge, Standen House, 38 Gladstone Road, Colchesterby 1912Fallen women; temporarily.6no limit
Colchester Female Refuge, Stowting Villa, Mersea Road, Colchesterby 1900Fallen women; temporarily.6no limit
Dunmow Maternity Home, Great Easton, Dunmow1897First maternity cases before confinement; 7s.; remain six months. Diocesan cases, 5s.814-25
Diocesan House of Mercy, Toldish Hall Road, Great Maplestead1866Fallen women; some cases free; remain two years.50under 30
St Mary's Home, Toldish Hall Road, Great Maplesteadby 1930Fallen women; some cases free; remain two years.54under 30
Hockley Laundry Home, Hockley1904Fallen women with their infants.20no limit
Ilford Shelter, 127 Balfour Road, Ilford1902Fallen women; temporarily.413-30
Hope Cottage, 80 Ingleby Road, Ilfordby 1920Fallen women; temporarily.513-24
St Faith's Home, 117 Queen's Road, Loughton1913Rescue and preventive cases; temporarily.5no limit
St Faith's Home, Church Hill, Loughton1913Fallen and friendless.5no limit
St Elizabeth's Home, Boleyn Castle, Green Street, East Ham, Plaistow1893Women before confinement or with their children after confinement; 5s. Remain twelve months.50no limit
St Elizabeth's Home, Howard's Row, Plaistow1893Women before confinement or with their children after confinement. Local cases preferred; free; remain about six months.30no limit
Southend Shelter, 15 Cromer Road, Southend-on-Seaby 1912All classes; temporarily.3under 20
Southend Shelter /St Monica's Home, 154 York Road, Southend-on-Seaby 1935All classes, including mothers and babies; temporarily; payment by arrangement.8m/5b14-30
Walsham How Church Army Home, 1 Forest Rise, Walthamstow1884Mentally deficient fallen girls.4014-18
St Faith's Shelter, 4 First Avenue, Walthamstow1922Rescue and preventive cases; temporarily.4under 30
Walthamstow Shelter, 59 Cairo Road, Walthamstow1906Rescue and preventive cases; temporarily.56 
Ellen Carville Home, 9 Stainforth Road, Walthamstow1922Rescue and preventive cases; temporarily. 5s. If possible.4under 30
The Shelter, Airlie, Elmsdale Road, Walthamstowby 1920Preventive and rescue cases.7under 30
Walthamstow Salvation Army Home, Clock House, Whipps Cross, Walthamstow1885Girls and women in distress.33no limit
The Elms, Copper Mill Lane, Walthamstow1884Fallen girls free from London Refuges. Payment according to circumstances from other sources.2014-20
Mrs Walsham How's Memorial Industrial Rescue Home, Court House, 317 Hoe Street, Walthamstow1884Fallen girls and preventive cases; free from London Refuges; fee of £5 for country cases.2314-20
Wesleyan Rescue Home, Winchester House, Shern Hall Street, Walthamstow1892Friendless and fallen, not lowest class; free if sent by Wesleyan Sisters, otherwise 6s. weekly; length of stay according to circumstances. no limit
The Refuge, Bridge House, Withamby 1890To rescue fallen women of the lower class.