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Details: Rainhill Hospital, Prescot

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Name

 

Present name

Rainhill Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Lancashire County Asylum (1851 - 1861)
County Lunatic Asylum, Rainhill (c.1861 - 1923)
County Mental Hospital, Rainhill (1923 - c.1948)
Rainhill Mental Hospital  

Address

Rainhill Road Prescot L35 4PQ 

Previous location


Foundation Year

1851 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1991 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

Liverpool 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Rainhill Mental 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Mersey 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Mersey 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Liverpool (Teaching) 

District Health Authority (1982- )

St Helens and Knowsley 

County (before 1974)

Lancashire 

County (1974-1996)

Merseyside 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 

Status

Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

Isolation, Mental

Post 1948

Mental

Other information

County Lunatic Asylums also at Whittingham, Lancaster, Prestwich and Winwick (1861-1936).

Records can be found at:

notes

  Merseyside Record Office

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1851 - 1985

   General

1851 - 1972

   Finance

1913 - 1960

   Estates

1956 - 1968

   Nursing

1857 - 1985

   Admission & Discharge

1851 - 1969

   Staff

1890 - 1901

   Ephemera

1890 - 1935

   Pictorial

1920 - 1920

   Other

1923 - 1960

Clinical & Patients

1851 - 1964

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue, Computerised

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

M614 RAI

notes

  Lancashire Record Office

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1623 - 1892

   General

1857 - 1881

   Finance

1857 - 1892

   Estates

1623 - 1808

   Admission & Discharge

1845 - 1917

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG)

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

Ref QAM4

notes

  Knowsley Libraries Reference and Information Services

Record type

Date range

Clinical & Patients

1919 - 1967

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG)

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

 
 
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