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Details: Friern Hospital, London

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Name

 

Present name

Friern Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Colney Hatch Asylum (1851 - 1918)
Colney Hatch Mental Hospital (1918 - 1937)
Friern Mental Hospital (1937 - 1959)  

Address

Friern Barnet Road London N11 3BP 

Foundation Year

1851 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1993 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

North West Metropolitan 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Friern 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

North East Thames 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

North East Thames 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Islington 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Hampstead 

County (before 1974)

Middlesex/London 

County (1974-1996)

Greater London 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 

Status

Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

Mental

Post 1948

Mental

Other information

Decommissioning of Friern contracted out to Royal Free projects department, hence our retention of records relating to this time.

Records can be found at:

notes

  London Metropolitan Archives

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1847 - 1985

   General

1847 - 1975

   Nursing

1899 - 1968

   Admission & Discharge

1851 - 1985

   Staff

1851 - 1947

   Ephemera

1865 - 1973

Clinical & Patients

1851 - 1993

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG), Catalogue

Location of finding aids

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

Details

AR: CAT: H12/CH AR: See also London County Council Asylums Committee 1889 - 1914, Asylums and Mental Deficiency Committee 1914 - 1922, Mental Hospitals Committee 1922 - 1948, London County Council Public Health, Mental Health Committee PH/MENT/4, and Staff Matters Committee PH/STA/5.

Catalogues in A2A

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notes

  Royal Free Hospital Archives Centre

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1968 - 1994

   General

1989 - 1994

   Nursing

1980 - 1989

   Staff

1989 - 1993

   Ephemera

1968 - 1990

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG)

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

Notes

Small collection mainly consists of records of Friern decommissioning and closure, 1993, although other admin records survive.

 
 
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