Ancestry UK

Girls' Friendly Society Homes

A separate page gives background information on Girls' Friendly Society Homes.



  • GFS Lodge, Alma Lodge, Speen Lane, Speen, Newbury
  • GFS Lodge and Training School, Kennett Road, West Mills, Newbury
  • GFS Lodge and Servants' Training Home, 10 Church Street, Reading


  • GFS Lodge, 2 Hills Road, Cambridge
  • GFS Hostel (Ely Diocesan GFS), Furness Lodge, Park Terrace, Cambridge


  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, Nicholas Street, Chester


  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, 12 Fisher Street, Carlisle
  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, 17 Victoria Place, Carlisle


  • GFS Lodge, 18 Gerard St, Derby
  • GFS Lodge, 19 Friar Gate, Derby
  • GFS Lodge, 29 Charnwood Street, Derby
  • GFS Lodge, 56 The Grove, Derby


  • Exeter Diocesan GFS Home of Rest, Strand Hill, Dawlish
  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, 32 East Southernhay, Exeter
  • GFS Lodge, 44 Magdalen Street, Exeter
  • GFS Lodge, 1 Hill Park Villas, North Hill, Plymouth


  • Wordsworth GFS Home of Rest, 1 Grosvenor Place, Weymouth


  • GFS Lodge, 2 Nettleton Road, Gloucester
  • GFS Lodge, 52 Weston Road, Gloucester
  • Holland Home of Industry, Kemerton
  • Convalescent and Training Home, Belmont House, Stamage's Lane, Painswick
  • Convalescent and Training Home, 'Whitehall', Stamage's Lane, Painswick


  • Winchester Diocesan GFS Lodge, 26 Hanover Buildings, Southampton
  • GFS Lodge and Home of Rest, Shenville, Richmond Road, Southsea

Isle of Wight


  • GFS Lodge and Registry, 15 Bouverie Road East, Folkestone
  • GFS Lodge, 68 Coolinge Road, Folkestone
  • GFS Home of Rest, 18 Augusta Road, Ramsgate
  • Industrial Training School for Girls, 2 Gladstone Villas, Vale Road, Ramsgate
  • East Kent Industrial School, Dover House, Grange Road, Ramsgate
  • GFS Lodge, Minor Canon Row, Rochester


  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, 24 Falkner Street, Liverpool
  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, 116 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester
  • GFS Lodge, 50 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester
  • Ripon Diocesan GFS Home of Rest, Newlands,Marine Road, East, Bare, Lancaster, Morecambe
  • Cottage Training Home, Newchurch-in-Rossendale
  • GFS Lodge, 13 Starkie Street, Winckley Square, Preston
  • GFS Lodge and Home of Rest, 18 Knowsley Road, Southport


London (N/NW Postal Areas)

  • GFS Lodge, Drayton Park, Holloway N5

London (SE/SW Postal Areas)

  • GFS Lodge, 15 Halsey Street, Cadogan Square, Chelsea SW3
  • GFS Lodge, 352 Evelyn Street, Deptford SE8
  • Argyle (or Argyll) House, 29 Amersham Vale, New Cross SE14
  • GFS Lodge, 146 Warwick Street, Eccleston Square, Pimlico SW1
  • Central Home, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico SW1
  • GFS Lodge, Brixton Hill, Streatham SW2

London (W/WC Postal Areas)

  • GFS Lodge, 7 Upper Phillimore Place, Kensington W8
  • GFS Lodge, 42 Cornwall (now Westbourne Park) Road, Westbourne Park W2
  • GFS Lodge, Bourdon Street, Berkeley Square, Westminster W1


  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, 25 Surrey Street, Norwich


  • Training School for Girls, Northumberland Street, Alnwick




  • Diocesan GFS Lodge & Holiday Home of Rest, 4 Sunnyside Road, Clevedon
  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, Pendyne, 16 St John's Road, Clevedon


  • GFS Lodge, 4 Horninglow Street, Burton-on-Trent
  • Girls' Friendly Society Home of Rest, Dunsley House, Kinver
  • GFS Lodge, 52 Lysways Street, Walsall
  • GFS Lodge, Alexandra House, 71 Compton Road, Wolverhampton


  • Wrentham Cottage Training Home, Alexandra Road, Lowestoft



  • Hampden GFS Home of Rest, 120 Eastern Road, Kemp Town, Brighton
  • Barclay Home for Blind Girls, 161 Elm Grove, Brighton
  • Barclay Home and School for Blind and Partially Sighted Girls, 21-31 Wellington Road, Brighton
  • Barclay Home for Blind Girls, 24 St Michael's Place, Brighton
  • Townsend Diocesan GFS Lodge, 7 St George's Place, Brighton
  • Hampden GFS Home of Rest, I5 St George's Terrace, Brighton
  • GFS Lodge, 3 Upperton Gardens, Eastbourne
  • Chichester Diocesan Training Home for Girls, Chichester House, 64 High Street, Hurstpierpoint
  • Lewes Home for Little Girls from Workhouses, Danny Cottage, The Wallands, Lewes
  • GFS Lodge, 5 Tower Lane, Rye
  • Home for the Training of Young Pauper Girls, Bryde's Cottage, Willingdon



  • GFS Lodge, Audley House, Crane Street, Salisbury


  • St Catherine's Training Home, 6 The Inhedge, Kate's Hill, Dudley
  • GFS Home of Rest, 5-7 Hanley Terrace, Wells Road, Malvern Wells
  • GFS Home of Rest, Whittington, Stourbridge

East Riding of Yorkshire

  • GFS Lodge, 14 Wright Street, Kingston upon Hull
  • GFS Lodge, 26 St Saviourgate, York

West Riding of Yorkshire

  • GFS Lodge, 11 Belle Vue, Manningham Lane, Bradford
  • Training Home, The White House, Carleton
  • GFS Lodge, 15 Harrison Road, Halifax
  • GFS Home of Rest, The Mission House, Triangle, Halifax
  • GFS Lodge, Fairfield Villa, Palace Road, Ripon
  • Laundry Training Home, Rathmell, Settle
  • GFS Lodge, 33 Havelock Street, Sheffield



  • Tan Altran Training Home, Holyhead



  • GFS Home of Rest, Criccieth
  • GFS Lodge, Church Walks, Llandudno


  • GFS Home of Rest, 90 Highbury Avenue, Prestatyn


  • GFS Lodge, 69 Partridge Road, Roath, Cardiff


  • Newport GFS Lodge, 44 Stow Hill, Newport


  • GFS Diocesan Home of Rest, Tredawel, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells



  • SGFS Lodge, 77 Bonaccord Street, Aberdeen


  • SGFS Lodge, 214 Bath Street, Glasgow


  • Royal Victoria Lodge, 19 Rutland Square, Edinburgh



  • SGFS Lodge, New Street, Paisley

Northern Ireland

Co. Antrim

  • Diocesan GFS Lodge, 9 Clarence Place, Belfast

Co. Armagh

  • GFS Lodge, College Street, Armagh

Co. Down

  • Queen Victoria Home of Rest, Rostrevor

Co. Londonderry

  • GFS Lodge, Bishop Street, Derry

Republic of Ireland

Co. Cork

  • GFS Lodge, 105 St Patrick Street, Cork

Co. Dublin

  • La Touche GFS Lodge, 28 Merrion Square North, Dublin