Mother and Baby Homes — Middlesex-Oxfordshire

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.

Middlesex

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Barnes Convalescent Home, 15 Beverley Gardens, Barnes Common1893First fall cases ineligible for other Convalescent Homes, 6s.; mother and baby, 7s. 6d.5 
Amherts Lodge, 47 Amherst Road, Ealingby 1964Before and After Care Home.26m/14b 
The Swallows, 2 Sutherland Road, Ealingby 1920Women received only after birth of child.  
Hillside, 5 Roxborough Park, Harrowby 1956Shelter for Emergency and Post-natal Cases15m/6b 
Maddison Memorial Hostel, Maddison Lodge, Osterley, Isleworth1926Mothers and babies; remain until babies two years old.18under 30
Bellevue, 167 Willesden Lane, Kilburnby 1964Before and After Care Home.12m/12b 

Norfolk

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Paul's Lodge, Salisbury Road, Great Yarmouthby 1949Before and After Care Home.10m/6bover 15
81 Wisbech Road, King's Lynnby 1964Hostel for Pregnant Working Girls.4m 
Norwich Diocesan Maternity Home, 53-55 Surrey Street, Norwich1921First pre-maternity cases; 7s. and maternity benefit. Remain six months after child's birth.12under 25

Northamptonshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Saviour's Diocesan Maternity Home, 103 Harlestone Road, Dallingtonby 1964Maternity Home.15m/15b 
Elmleigh, 114 Harlestone Road, Dallingtonby 1964Before and After Care Home.16m/10b 
St Saviour's Home, 21/21A/23A Manor Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton1921Maternity cases; from the Diocese 8s.; others 12s.15m/15nunder 25

Northumberland

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Ante and Post-Natal Hostel, Bowmer Bank, Morpethby 1964Before and After Care Home.20m/20b 
Hopedene, 1A Gloucester Terrace, Elswick Road, Newcastle upon Tyneby 1964Maternity Home.28m/12b 
Newcastle Diocesan Refuge, Clifton House, 54 Clifton Road, Newcastle upon Tyneby 1949Shelter and Before and After Care Home.10m/6b 
Newcastle Diocesan Maternity Home, Elswick Lodge, Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne1920Unmarried expectant mothers; stay six months; non-diocesan cases, 10s. Hostel for working pregnant girls.12m/12bunder 25
Hopedene, Jesmond Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyneby 1949Maternity Home.22m/14b 

Nottinghamshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Grosvenor House, 1 Grove Street, Mansfieldby 1949Before and After Care Home.9m/5b 
St Catherine's House, 15 Wilson Street, Newarkby 1949Shelter and Before and After Care Home.7m/3b 
Mothers' Hostels, 95 Queen's Drive, Nottinghamby 1949Before and After Care Home. Day Nursery attached. Some mothers go out to work.8m/8b 
Nottingham Temporary Rescue and Preventive Home, The Cottage, Newstead Grove, Nottingham1919Mothers and babies; first fall.3under 25

Oxfordshire

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Mother and Baby Hostel, 7 Clark's Row, St Aldates, Oxford Before and After Care Home.14m/10b 
Oxford Ladies' Association, Hope Cottage, 57 Aston Street, Oxford1899Mothers with their babies; first cases; 5s. diocesan cases; 7s. 6d. others.3under 25
Oxford Ladies' Association, St Frideswide's Home, 59 St John's Road, Oxford1902Mothers with their babies; first cases; 5s. diocesan cases; 7s. 6d. others.8under 25