Mother and Baby Homes — Lancashire-Lincolnshire

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
Hope House, Friars Lane, Barrow-in-Furness1917    
Blackburn Shelter, 133 Preston New Road, Blackburnby 19351959Rescue and preventive cases.6no limit
Hostel for Mothers and Babies, Viewfield, 73 Oozehead Lane, Blackburn1921c.1946Unmarried mothers with their babies; payment according to earnings.15under 22
The Grange, Wilpshire, Blackburnc.1946 Before and After Care Home.26m/12b 
Fylde House, 141 Hornby Road, Blackpoolby 1964 Before and After Care Home.10m/3b 
House of Help, Bank Parade, Burnley1887 Fallen women and occasionally unmarried mothers with their infants.6 
St Mary's Home, 108 Manchester Road, Buryby 1949 Shelter and Before and After Care Home.10m/3b 
St Anne's Diocesan Maternity Home, Simpson Hill, Ryecroft Avenue, Green Lane, Heywood1917 Unmarried mothers for confinement; from 7s. 6d. and ££1 10s. fee; remain six months.15m/10bunder 20
Girls' Approved School, Meadowcroft, Pope Lane, HuttonApril 24 1968 For pregnant girls.8 
Lancaster Girls' Hostel, 7 Queen Street, Lancaster1932 Before and After Care Home3m/3b16-22
Laurel House /St Hilda's Mother and Baby Hostel, 1 Linnet Lane, Liverpoolby 1949by 1956Before and After Care Home (V.D. cases).16m/10b 
St Faith's Home, 12 Gambier Terrace, Hope Street, Liverpool1920 Pre-maternity cases, 10s. Mothers with their babies; local cases 8s.; others 12s. 6d.20no limit
St Monica's Home, 13 Croxteth Road, Liverpoolby 1930 Before and After Care Home24m/12bover 16
Our Lady's Home for Babies, 14 Holly Road, Fairfield, Liverpoolby 1949 Before and After Care Home16m/12b 
Diocesan Maternity Home, 283 Edge Lane, Liverpool1911 First maternity cases only; before confinement, remain six months; 7s.; diocesan cases, 5s.12under 23
Liverpool Ladies' Association Cottage Home, 70 Sheil Road, Liverpool1889 Unmarried mothers and their babies, mostly from the Workhouse; first cases only; 5s. to 6s. for those outside Liverpool.8m/8bunder 25
Mater Dei Hostel, Berkeley House, Serpentine South, Blundellsands, Liverpoolby 1949 Before and After Care Home.15m/10b 
Liverpool Salvation Army Home, Cradlehurst, Edge Lane, Liverpool19071939Women in distress with children.30m/20bno limit
Liverpool Salvation Army Home, Elmswood, North Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool1939 Maternity Home26m/18b 
Liverpool House of Providence, Kelton, Woodlands Road, Aigburth, Liverpoolc.1908 Young unmarried mothers and their babies. Must remain a year.73m/56b 
Liverpool Diocesan Maternity Home and Crè¨che, St Hilda, 14 Ullet Lane, Liverpoolby 1930 First maternity cases only; before confinement, remain six months; 10s.; diocesan cases, 8s.18m/30bunder 23
Diocesan Maternity Home, St Hilda, Penny Lane, Wavertree, Liverpoolby 1920 First maternity cases only; before confinement, remain six months; 13s.; diocesan cases, 8s.14under 23
Salvation Army Crossley Hospital, 13-15 Mitchell Street, Manchester1919 Maternity cases; special wards for married women.30no limit
133 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchesterby 1964 Maternity Home.22m/12b 
St Agnes' House, 15 Mauldeth Road, Withington, Manchesterby 1964 Before and After Care Home.4m/4b 
Ennismore Hostel, 36 Half Edge Lane, Eccles, Manchester1919 Unmarried mothers with their first babies; remain until baby is eighteen months old.12under 25
Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission Home for Mothers and Babies, 40 High Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester1926 Mothers and babies.14under 25
Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission Maternity Home and Hospital, 42 High Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester1903 Young unmarried mothers; first cases only; ££3 3s. hospital fee.15under 25
St Agnes' House, 54 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester1925  2m/2bunder 16
Ennismore Hostel, 85 Regent Street, Eccles, Manchesterby 1949 After Care Home. Some mothers go out to work after 30 months probationary period).16m/20b 
The Macalpine Maternity Home, Belfield Lodge, 2 Willow Bank, Fallowfield, Manchester1890 First cases only (references required); from 10s. and confinement fee, or by arrangement. Minimum stay three months.16no limit
Mrs Macalpine's Maternity Home, Hope House, 23 (later 43) Webster Street, Greenheys, Manchester1890 First maternity cases only; of previous good character; payment when possible.10no limit
Salvation Army Homes, Oak Hill Hiouse, Mandley Park Avenue, Higher Broughton, Manchesterby 1935by 1956Before and After Care Home. Some mothers may go out to work.50m/20bno limit
Refuge for Friendless Girls, 2 Golden Square, Prestonby 1949 Shelter and Before and After Care Home.2m/2b 
Parkinson House, 68 West Cliff, Prestonby 1950 Before and After Care Home.9m/3b 
Adswood, 460 Bury New Road, Salfordby 1964 Before and After Care Home.18m/12b13-26
St Teresa's Home, 61 Broom lane, Salfordby 1948 Home for unmarried mothers and babies. First cases only.30m/40bover 16
St Margaret's Home, Goose Green, Wigan1883 Friendless and fallen; temporarily; free also a few with babies; 5s.18m/10bunder 21


Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClosed/MovedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Hope House, 8 Princes Avenue, Grimsby1913 Before and After Care Home5m/2b 
Quarry Maternity Home, Wragby Road, Lincolnby 1949 Maternity Home.26m/15b