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Details: Royal Western Counties Hospital, Starcross

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Name

 

Present name

Royal Western Counties Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Western Counties Idiot Asylum 1864-1914; Western Counties Institution 1914-1931; Royal Western Counties Institution 1931-1948; Royal Western Counties Institution Hospital Group 1948-1960; Starcross  

Address

Starcross Starcross EX6 8PU (Since 1864) 

Previous location



Foundation Year

1864 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1986 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

South Western 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Royal Western Counties Institution Hospital Group 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

South Western 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

South Western 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Exeter 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Exeter 

County (before 1974)

Devon 

County (1974-1996)

Devon 

Status

Pre 1948

Voluntary

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

Mental, Children

Post 1948

Mental, Leanring disabilities, including children

 

Records can be found at:

notes

  Devon Record Office

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1862 - 1990

   General

1862 - 1986

   Finance

1887 - 1986

   Estates

1926 - 1982

   Admission & Discharge

1875 - 1965

   Staff

1920 - 1986

   Pictorial

1920 - 1986

   Other

1975 - 1990

Clinical & Patients

1895 - 1986

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG), Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

EUL MS 118/1: online catalogue at www.exeter.ac.uk/library/special/archives/collections/111-120/118_1.html

Notes

Other: transcripts of interviews with health professionals. Includes material relating to other hospitals in group, c. 1925-1985

 
 
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