Tyne and Wear HER(13325): Newcastle, Richmond Street, Home for Penitent Women - Details
Newcastle, Richmond Street, Home for Penitent Women
Brandling Place Home for Penitent Women. This was a hostel for prostitutes. It was founded in 1861 to provide 'temporary shelter and spiritual advice and guidance to fallen feamles who desire to forsake their sinful courses and lead a new life'. The home was self-financing through taking in washing. The difference was made up by charitable donations. In 1864-5 there were 89 inmates. In 1893 there were 35. The hostel closed in 1896 due to more successful establishments like the Salvation Army.
Nigel Green, 2009, Tough Times & Grisly Crimes, page 50