Children's Homes and Institutions in Renfrewshire, Scotland

Abbreviations: AB=Northern Ireland Area Board; IS=Industrial School; LA=Ladies' Association; PL=Poor Law Home;
   Rfy=Reformatory School; SA=Salvation Army; MH=Magdalen Home; MB=Mothers/Babies;
   CS=Certified School; AS=Approved School; CHE=Community Home; LD=List D;
   PHm=Probation Home; PHs=Probation Hostel; BI=Borstal; DC=Detention Centre;
   DB=Barnardo's; WS=Waifs & Strays / Children's Society; NCH=National Children's Home; CC=County Council;
   BC=Borough Council; LC=London Borough Council.

Links marked * are to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.

  • Renfrewshire Council Rockwood, Gateside Road, Barrhead (CC)
  • St Euphrasia's Training Home, Greenock Road, Bishopton
  • St Gerard's Mother and Baby Home, Greenock Road, Bishopton (MB)
  • Glasgow Council Gryffe Castle, Kilmacolm Road, Bridge of Weir (BC)
  • Quarrier's Homes, Bridge of Weir
  • Greenock Council Ravenscraig Cottage, Inverkip Road, Greenock (BC)
  • House of Refuge / Friendless Girls' Home, 21 Brachelston Street, Greenock (IS/AS)
  • Caladh House Children's Home, 21 Brachelston Street, Greenock
  • Greenock Working Boys' Home, Bank Top, 15 Bank Street, Greenock
  • Greenock Industrial School for Boys, Captain Street, Greenock (IS)
  • Friendless Girls' Home, Upper Ingleston, Greenock (IS)
  • House of Refuge, Upper Ingleston, Greenock (MH)
  • Renfrewshire Council Urquhart House, Fleming Road, Houston (CC)
  • Renfrewshire Council Carsewood Children's Home, Hillfoot Drive, Howwood (CC)
  • Balrossie School, Blacksholm Road, Kilmacolm (AS)
  • Sailors' Orphan Society of Scotland Home, Blacksholm Road, Kilmacolm
  • Paisley Council Children's Home, Barrholm, Largs (BC)
  • Glasgow Council Nether Kirkton Girls' Hostel / Children's Home, Nether Kirkton House, Neilston Road, Neilston (BC)
  • Dalbeth Girls' School, Greenock Road, Old Bishopton (AS)
  • Paisley Council Home, 1 Beech Avenue, Paisley (BC)
  • Paisley Council Woodside House, 14 William Street, Paisley (BC)
  • Paisley Council Chapel House Residential Nursery, 2 Ardgowan Street, Paisley (BC)
  • Paisley Council Home, 227 Lochfield Road, Paisley (BC)
  • Paisley Council Auchintorlie House, Sudhill Road, Paisley (BC)
  • Oakshaw Home for Working Lads, 26 Oakshaw Street East, Paisley
  • Paisley Industrial School for Boys and Girls, Albion Street, Paisley (IS)
  • Paisley Ragged School for Girls, Cawthorn Court, Orr Square, Paisley (IS)
  • Graigilinn Farm, Gleniffer Braes, Paisley
  • Kibble Reformatory for Boys / Kibble School, Greenock Road, Paisley (Rfy/AS)
  • Church of Scotland Rescue Home, Lady Lane, Paisley (MH)
  • St Vincent's, Langbank, Paisley
  • SGFS Lodge, New Street, Paisley
  • Paisley Industrial School for Boys / Thornly Park School, Thornly Park, Paisley (IS/AS)
  • Paisley Female Refuge, Victoria Laundry, Lady Lane, Paisley (MH)
  • Renfrewshire Council Home, 26 Third Avenue, Renfrew (CC)
  • Renfrewshire Council Argyll House, Crosslees, Woodlands Road, Thornliebank (CC)
  • Renfrewshire Council Atholl House, Crosslees, Woodlands Road, Thornliebank (CC)