Mother and Baby Homes — Derbyshire-Essex

The establishments listed below provided at least some accommodation for unmarried mothers and their babies. They include maternity homes, before-and-after-confinement care homes, hostels for pregnant working girls or working mothers, and Magdalen Homes.

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.

Derbyshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Borrowash House / St Joseph's, 67 Nottingham Road, Borrowashc.1946 17m/17b 
Mother and Baby Home, 10 Vernon Street, Derbyby 1949Before and After Care Home8m/5b 

Devon

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Barnstaple Shelter, 28 Carrington Terrace, Yeo Vale, Barnstaple1915Fallen and friendless; temporarily; local cases free; also a few mothers and babies.8under 30
Salvation Army Maternity Home, Dunmore House, West End Road, Bradninchby 1949Maternity Home.22m/17b 
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
Mayflower Maternity Home, Abbotsfield, Seymour Road, Mannamead, Plymouthby 1920Unmarried mothers with their babies.21m/15bno limit
St Ursula's Maternity Refuge, St Ursula's House, Edith Avenue, Plymouth Maternity cases; 6s.; diocesan cases, 5s.814-25
Torquay Door of Hope, St Marychurch Road, Torquayby 1912Fallen girls; entrance £1 1s.; mother and infant, 2s. 6d.13 

Dorset

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Free Church Maternity and Training Home, 11 St 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, 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 Rescue and Training Home, 3 St 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

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