Ancestry UK

Homes for Mentally Incapacitated Children



  • Howard House, 17 Cardington Road, Bedford
  • Bedfordshire Council Maythorne Hostel for Mentally Handicapped Children, The Lawns, The Baulk, Biggleswade
  • Bedfordshire Council Home for Sick and Convalescent Children, 111 London Road, Luton


  • The Manor House, Bierton Hill, Aylesbury


  • Littleton House School, High Street, Girton, Cambridge


  • Birkenhead Council Hostel for Mentally Handicapped Children, Rosclare House, Ravendale Close, Noctorum Estate, Birkenhead
  • Liverpool Ladies' Association Laundry Home, Ashton House, 26 Village Road, Oxton, Birkenhead
  • Sandlebridge Certified Institution, Ancoats Lane, Great Warford
  • Liverpool Ladies' Association Laundry Home, Ashton House, The Parade, Parkgate


  • Elizabeth Barclay Home of Industry for Feeble-minded Girls, Love Lane, Castle Street, Bodmin
  • Elizabeth Barclay Home, Pounds Lane, Bodmin
  • Convent of the Good Shepherd, St Anne's, Saltash


  • Durran Hill House, Durranhill Road, Carlisle


  • Aston Hall, Weston Road, Aston-on-Trent
  • Whittington Midland Counties Institution, Whittington Hall, Woodmere Drive, Chesterfield
  • Derby Corporation Institution, Thornhill, Trowels Lane, Derby
  • Hopwell Hall Colony / School, Ockbrook, Derby


  • Devon and Exeter Home of the Holy Innocents, Franklyn Street,St Thomas, Exeter
  • Western Counties Idiot Asylum / Training School for Feeble-minded Children, Star Cross, Exeter
  • Devon Council Institution, Stoke Lyne, Withycombe

County Durham

  • North-Eastern counties Home for Feeble-Minded Boys, Monkton Hall, Monkton Lane, Jarrow




  • St Mary's Home, Alton





London (E/EC Postal Areas)

London (N/NW Postal Areas)

  • St Joseph's Preservation and Training Home, 16 East End Road, East Finchley N2
  • Church Army Home, 'Crathorne', Oak Lane, East Finchley N2
  • Montfort House School, Limes Avenue, Golders Green NW11
  • Cavendish Home, 21 Pond Street, Hampstead NW3
  • The Helping Hand Home, 16 Cathcart Hill, Highgate N19
  • National Association for Feeble-minded Home, 'Wolseley', Woodside Avenue, North Finchley N12

London (SE/SW Postal Areas)

London (W/WC Postal Areas)



  • Sacred Heart, Lemmington Hall, Alnwick
  • Morpeth Home of Industry, Bow Villa, Morpeth


  • Home for Girls, Hampton Poyle
  • Home for Feeble-minded girls, Cumnor Rise, Botley, Oxford


  • House of Help for Feeble Minded Women and Girls, 112 Walcot Street, Bath
  • Sandhill Park, Bishops Lydeard
  • The Friars, Fryern Lawn, Bridgwater
  • St Mary's Home for Mentally Defective Girls, Totterdown Hall, Weston super Mare
  • Home for Mentally Defective Children, Yatton Hall, Yatton



  • East Suffolk Council Evelyn Fison Lodge, Sprites Lane, Ipswich
  • Handford Home for Feeble-minded Girls, 253-255 Ranelagh Road, Ipswich
  • St Joseph's Home, The Croft, Sudbury


  • The Littleton Special Home, Artington
  • St Joseph's, Cranleigh
  • St Teresa's, Great Holt, Dockenfield, Farnham
  • Asylum for Idiots, Park House, Highgate
  • LCC Institution, Farmfield, Horley
  • Royal Earlswood Institution for Mental Defectives, Earlswood, Redhill
  • Ellen Terry Home for Blind Mentally Defective Children, 44 Wray Park Road, Reigate
  • Surrey Council Hostel for Mentally Subnormal Children, Sendhurst Grange, Woodhill, Send
  • Surrey Council Hostel for Mentally Subnormal Children, Aigburth, Mile Path, Woking


  • St Anne's Home, 49 Buckingham Place, Brighton
  • St Mary's Convent, Portslade, Brighton
  • St Mary's Home, 179 Priory Road, Hastings
  • St Anne's Children's Home, Claremont, Lansdowne Road, Hove
  • St Elizabeth's Training Home for Young Servants, Midhurst
  • Buckets and Spades, Churchwood (now Lancaster) Road, St Leonards-on-Sea


  • Birmingham Council Jubilee House (later Camborne House), 89 Camborne Close, Aston, Birmingham
  • Agatha Stacey Home No. 1, Eachway Lane, Rednal, Birmingham
  • Sunfield Children's Home, Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Laundry and Homes of Industry (Agatha Stacey Home), Enniskerry, 145 Darley Green Road, Knowle, Solihull
  • Midland Counties Institution, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull


West Riding of Yorkshire

  • Barnsley Council Hostel for Mentally Handicapped Children, 12 Greenfoot Lane, Barnsley
  • St Bernadette's Training School, Houghley Lane, Bramley
  • Springfield Home and Laundry, Blake Hill, Shibden, Halifax
  • Craigie Lea Children's Home, Ovenden Road, Ovenden, Halifax
  • Leeds Council Newcliff House School, Fawcett Lane, Leeds
  • Meanwood Park Colony, Meanwood, Leeds
  • Farfield Girls' Training Home, Theaker Lane, Armley, Leeds
  • Doncaster Council Home for Mentally Handicapped Children, Newlands, 20 Avenue Road, Scawsby
  • Sheffield Council Rushey Meadow Home for Mentally Handicapped Children, 1 Bannerdale Road, Sheffield
  • Sheffield Council Strafford House Home for Mentally Handicapped Children, 300 Guildford View, Sheffield
  • Sheffield Council Ringinglow Home for Mentally Handicapped Children, 336 Ringinglow Road, Sheffield
  • Cliffe House, Elm Lane, Shire Green, Sheffield
  • St Joseph's House for Mentally Handicapped Women and Girls, Hoeard Road, Howard Hill, Sheffield
  • Sheffield Mental Deficiency Committee Home, Wales Court, Wales, Sheffield
  • Home for Imbecile Boys, Hatfeild Hall (later Hospital), Stanley, Wakefield



  • Pantglas Hall, Llanfynydd Road, Carmarthen


  • Carnarvonshire Council Bodfan Mental Hospital for Children, The Park, Carnarvon


  • Denbighshire/Clwyd Council Hoste for Mentally Handicapped, 45 Tapley Avnue, Wrexham

Channel Isles




  • Aberdeen Council Airy Hall (or Airyhall) Children's Home, Craigton Road, Pitfoldels, Cults

Angus (Forfarshire)

  • Baldovan Institution for Feeble Mided Children, Baldovan Road, Baldovan, Dundee



  • Keith Lodge, 48 Cameron Street, Stonehaven


  • St Charles Institution for Invalid and Mentally Defective Children, Carstairs
  • Glasgow Council Ardoch Hostel, Glasgow


  • St Joseph's Hospital for the Mentally Handicapped, Rosewell


Republic of Ireland

Co. Cork

  • St Paul's School, 15A Falcon Hill, Montenotte, Cork
  • St Gabriel's School, Curraheen Road, Cork
  • School of the Divine Child, Lavanagh, Ballintemple, Cork
  • Scoil Eanna / School of the Angels, Middle Glanmire Road, Montenotte, Cork
  • St Bernadette's School, Middle Glanmire Road, Montenotte, Cork
  • St Mary's, Rochestown, Cork
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel, Lota, Glanmire
  • Scoil Triest, Lota, Glanmire
  • St David's School, Lota, Glanmire

Co. Dublin

  • St Augustine's, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
  • Warrenstown House, Corduff Road, Blanchardstown
  • St Michael's, Glenmaroon, Chapelizod, Dublin
  • O'Brien Institute, Malahide Road, Dublin
  • St Vincent's Home, Navan Road, Cabra, Dublin
  • Stewart's Hospital, Mill Lane, Palmerstown

Co. Galway

  • Kilcornan Centre, Clarinbridge
  • Holy Family School, Renmore, Galway

Co. Kerry

  • St Francis &St Mary of the Angels, Whitefield, Beaufort, Killarney

Co. Kilkenny

  • School of the Holy Spirit, Seville Lodge, Callan Road, Kilkenny

Co. Louth

  • St Mary's, Drumcar

Co. Sligo

  • St Cecilia's, Cregg House, Sligo

Co. Tipperary

  • St Anne's Hospital for Mentally Handicapped Children, Short Corville Road, Roscrea

Co. Westmeath

  • St Mary's, Southhill, Delvin



  • Asile de Devèze, Devèze


  • Asile Sainte-Agnès, Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux
  • Orphelinat du Bon Pasteur (Annexe), Vienne


  • Asile des Infirmes, Aromas
  • Orphelinat de Mlle Prouvier, Lons-le-Saunier
  • Asile d'Infirmes ou d'Idiotes, Salins


  • Maison du Bon Pasteur, Nancy


  • Hospice Saint-Venant, Saint-Venant


  • Fondation Vallée, 7 Rue Benserade, Gentilly
  • Hospice de Bicêtre, Rue de Kremlin, Gentilly


  • Institution des Enfants Arriérés, Eaubonne
  • Colonie de Vaucluse, Épinay-sur-Orge
  • Asile Départemental de l'Enfance, Saint-Cyr
  • Colonie de Vaucluse, Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois