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Mother and Baby Homes — Warwickshire-Yorkshire

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.


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Beechcroft, 15 Belle Walk, Moseley, Birminghamby 1949 Before and After Care Home.18m/14b 
Hope Lodge, 134 Heathfield Road, Handsworth, Birmingham1908 Pre- 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 19431973Before and After Care Home.16m/10b 
Day Servants' Hostel, 276 Monument Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham1921 Working girls with first child.1618-26
Lahal-Roi / The Grange, 42 Park Hill, Moseley, Birminghamby 1956 Maternity Home.18m/12b 
Hope Lodge, 51 Clarendon Road, Edgbaston, Birminghamby 19301952Pre- and post-maternity cases; 10 Local Poor Law cases; £1, or with baby 25s.30m/30bunder 23
Lyncroft, 99-101 Handsworth Wood Road, Birminghamby 1953 Maternity Home.20m/14b 
St Faith's Shelter, Dudley Lodge, 143 Warwick Road, Coventryby 1949 Before and After Care Home.24m/9bunder 20
Francis Way Mother and Baby Home, 124 Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, KnowleSep 19421976Maternity Home.25m/15b 
Fairhaven Hostel, 76 Leam Terrace, Leamington Spaby 1949 Hostel accommodation for pregnant working girls.11m/1b 
Fairhaven Maternity Home, 76 Leam Terrace, Leamington Spaby 1949 Before and After Care Home.10m/1b 
Hamilton House, 12 Bilton Road, Rugbyby 1949by 1953 12m/12b 
The Limes, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avonby 1964 Before and After Care Home,18m/10b 


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Monica's Diocesan Maternity Home, 8 Dalton Drive, Sedbergh Road, Kendal1917 Maternity cases, 5s. from diocese; others 10s. In addition to £2 nursing fee.23m/20bunder 25
Sacred Heart Maternity Home, Brettargh Holt, Kendalby 1949c.1970Maternity Home.40m/25b 


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Girls' Hostel, Bath Road, Devizesby 1949 Before and After Care Home.16m/8bover 15
Free Church Maternity and Training Home, The Retreat, Salisbury Street, Mere19151927First pre-maternity cases; 12s. and £1 1s. For confinement; remain six months.14no limit
Beckingsale House, 84 St Ann Street, Salisbury1857 Before and After Care Home.15m/6b 
Diocesan Refuge, Hope House, 56 Mill Road, Salisburyby 1949by 1956Shelter and Before and After Care Home.13m/5b 


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Kidderminster Maternity Home, Greenhill Hostel, Chester Road, Kidderminsterby 1930 Expectant and nursing mothers with their first child; stay four months if possible; 10s. 6d. before confinement; 12s. 6d. after.12m/20 babiesunder 25
Barsham House, 33 Graham Road, Malvernby 1964 Before and After Care Home.15m/8b 
St Catherine's House, Merick Road, Malvern Linkby 1949 After Care (Daily Workers) Hostel.18m/18b 
St Catherine's House, Ranelagh Road, Malvern Linkby 1949    
St Monica's Home, Malvern Linkby 1912 Young mothers with babies; first fall only; diocesan cases 5s.; others 6s.6under 30
St Catherine's, St Edward's House, West Malvernby 1964 Working Mothers' Hostel.24m/24b15-18

East Riding of Yorkshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Mother and Babies Hostel, 'The Avenue' Hospital, Westgate, Bridlingtonby 1949by 1956Before and After Care Home.8m/8b 
Hull Diocesan Maternity Home, Linnaeus House, 14 Linnaeus Street, Kingston upon Hull1915 First maternity cases, 7s. 6d.; extra-diocesan cases additional fee, £2 2s; remain six months.14under 25
Church Army Refuge, 15 Bootham Terrace, Yorkby 1930 Friendless and fallen; temporarily; payment according to circumstances.9m/4bno limit
Church Army Refuge, 31 East Mount Road, York1916 Friendless and fallen; temporarily.9m/4bno limit
Heworth Moor House, 56 Heworth Green, Yorkby 1949 Before and After Care Home.14m/10b 

North Riding of Yorkshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Teresa's, 176 Borough Road, Middlesbroughby 1949 Before and After Care Home.6m/6b 
St Margaret's Home, 21 Albemarle Crescent, Scarboroughby 1949 Before and After Care Home.12m/4b 

West Riding of Yorkshire

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
7 Longman Close, Barnsleyby 1964 Hostel for Working Pregnant Girls.4m/1b 
Oakwell House, 8 Oak Avenue, Bradfordby 1964 Before and After Care Home. Hostel accommodation for pregnant working girls. 15m/15b 
St Monica's Home, 10-11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 1949 Before and After Care Home.16m/8b 
St Monica's Rescue and Maternity Home, 11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 1920 Maternity cases, 6s.; local cases, free.21under 30
St Monica's Maternity Home, 11 Belle Vue, Bradfordby 1930 Young unmarried expectant mothers.27under 30
Salvation Army Home, Mount Cross, Broad Lane, Bramley1921 Unmarried mothers and their infants.20m/16bunder 27
St Margaret's House, 8 Balmoral Place, Halifaxby 1949 Before and After Care Home.12m/6bunder 21
St Margaret's House, 9 Page Street, Halifaxby 1949 Before and After Care Home.  
St Monica's Home, 35 Regent Parade, Harrogateby 1949 Before and After Care Home.10m/5bunder 40
St Katharine's Hostel, 10 King's Mill Lane, Huddersfield1920 Mothers and babies; payment according to circumstances.8m/6b 
St Katherine's, 10 Kingsmill Lane, Huddersfieldby 1964 Before and After Care Home.8m/6b 
Huddersfield Methodist Mission Mother and Baby Home, 16 Queen Street, Huddersfieldby 1964 Before and After Care Home.11m/4b 
Wyther Hostel, Armley Ridge Road, Leedsby 1949by 1961Before and After Care Home.30m/30b 
Browning House Mother and Baby Home, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leeds1950 Before and After Care Home.18m/15b 
St Faith's Rescue and Maternity Home, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leedsby 1915 First cases only.9 
Leeds Hope Hospital, 126 Chapeltown Road, Leeds1919 Venereal cases, both maternity and otherwise. Yorks. cases free; others 5s. a day.17m/10bunder 30
St Margaret's Home, 18 Clarendon Road, Leedsc.1917by 1951First maternity cases; 10s. 6d.  
St Margaret's Home, 18 Mount Preston, Leeds1912c.1917Unmarried mothers and their babies.  
St Faith's Maternity Home, 22 Brunswick Place, Leeds1910 First maternity cases; 5s. and £2 2s. expenses.9under 30
St Margaret's Home / Maternity Hospital, 29-31 Moor Road, Leedsby 1949 Maternity Home.26m/23b 
St Faith's Maternity Home, 63 Clarendon Road, Leedsby 1920 First maternity cases; 7s. 6d. and £2 2s. expenses.22under 30
Salvation Army Home, Spring Grove House, Alexandra Road, Leeds1909 Girls and women in distress.28m/26 babies 
The Haven, 3 Linden Terrace, Pontefractby 1949 Before and After Care Home.10m/5b 
Ripon Refuge, 6 Claremont Road, Ripon1927by 1953Shelter and Before and After Care Home.4m/2bno limit
Sheffield Corporation Mother and Baby Home, 19/21 Hucklow Road, Sheffieldby 1964 Before and After Care Home.8m/8b 
St Agatha's Hostel, 22 Broomgrove Road, Sheffieldby 1949 Before and After Care Home.25m/12b 
St Veronica's Home for Catholic Babies, 266 Barnsley Road, Sheffield19231938   
St Veronica's Home for Catholic Babies, Lydgate Lane, Crookes, Sheffield1938    
York Diocesan Maternity Hostel, Sutton House, Sutton-on-Hullby 1949 Before and After Care Home.23m/8b