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Details: Bridge Leaning Difficulties, Witham

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Name

 

Present name

Bridge Leaning Difficulties 

Previous name(s)

Witham School (1882 - 1900)
Bridge School (1900 - 1907); Bridge Industrial Home; Bridge Home; Bridge Hospital  

Address

Hatfield Road Witham CM8 1EQ 

Previous location



Foundation Year

1882 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1922 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

North East Metropolitan 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Royal Eastern Counties 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

North East Thames 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

North East Thames 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Chelmsford 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Mid-Essex 

Current Trust

New Possibilities NHS Trust 

Trust From

1992 

County (before 1974)

Essex 

County (1974-1996)

Essex 

County (after 1996)

Essex 

Status

Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

Mental, MNT: 1906 - 1922 Mental deficiency, boys (working colony). 1922- Epilepsy; mental deficiency adult males OTHER: 1901 - 1906 Skin diseases.

Post 1948

Mental

Other information

The building was acquired by the Metropolitan Asylums Board from the South Metroplitan School District in 1901. Absorbed by Darenth Training Colony in 1922. Seems subsequently to have become one of the branches of Royal Eastern Counties Institution.

Records can be found at:

notes

  Essex Record Office

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1891 - 2003

   General

1948 - 2003

   Estates

1891 - 1891

   Staff

1954 - 1973

   Pictorial

1948 - 2003

   Other

1934 - 1960

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG)

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR), National Register of Archives (NRA)

Details

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  London Metropolitan Archives

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1899 - 1925

   General

1899 - 1912

   Nursing

1901 - 1906

   Admission & Discharge

1899 - 1925

   Ephemera

1923 - 1923

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

At Repository: See Bermondsey Board of Guardians, BBG, Woolwich Board of Guardians, WoBG, Metropolitan Asylums Board, South Metropolitan School District SMSD.

 
 
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