Acc NoCR2098
CR2098A
CR2941
TitleMIDDLEFIELD HOSPITAL (FORMERLY THE MIDLAND COUNTIES IDIOT ASYLUM KNOWLE)
Date1866-1990
DescriptionCR 2098: Administrative and clinical records, 1866-1964.
CR 2098A: Managing committee visitor's book, 1870 1948; register of officers and servants, 1868-1953; volume of press cuttings and printed material, 1867-1920; recertification register, 1915-1957 [all amalgamated within CR 2098].
CR 2941: Minutes, 1985-1990; reports on mental health services and on the hospital; copy plans on erection of the asylum, 1872; photographs, press cuttings etc., 1920-1991; patients and administrative records, 1893-1960
LevelCollection
Administrative HistoryMiddlefield Hospital, formerly the Midland Counties Idiot Asylum, grew out of a small private asylum established by Miss Anne Darke at Dorridge Grove in 1866. The first patients were elected to the former institution in 1868, new buildings were opened in 1874 and in 1948 the National Health Service assumed responsibility for the hospital. It closed on 15th March 1992.
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Closed Until01/01/2065
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