Ancestry UK

Sacred Heart Cottage Home, Hillsborough, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire

In 1948, the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus opened the Sacred Heart Cottage Home at 3 Minto Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, adjacent to the Sacred Heart Convent. The Home, which was under the overall management of the Leeds Diocesan Rescue and Protection Society (now Catholic Care), could accommodate up to ten school-age girls.

In 1953, the Sisters opened second home close by, on Dykes Hall Road.

Sacred Heart Cottage Home, Minto Road, Sheffield, c.1950s.

By the 1960s, the Minto Road establishment had become a family group home, housing up to nine children aged from 3 to 16 years.

Former Sacred Heart Cottage Home, Minto Road, Sheffield, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham


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  • Finnigan, Robert et al, 150th Anniversary History 1863-2013 Catholic Care, Diocese of Leeds (2013, Catholic Care)