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Details: Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester

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Name

 

Present name

Countess of Chester Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Cheshire County Lunatic Asylum (1829 - 1855)
Cheshire Lunatic Asylum (1855 - 1870)
Cheshire County Lunatic Asylum (1870 - 1921)
County Mental Hospital (1921 - 1948)
Upton Mental Hospital (1948 - c.1955)
Deva Hospital (c.1955 - c.1965)
West Cheshire Hospital (c.1965 - 1984)  

Address

Liverpool Road Chester CH1 2BA 

Foundation Year

1829 

Closed

No 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

Liverpool 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Upton Mental 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Mersey 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Mersey 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Chester 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Chester 

Current Trust

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust 

Trust From

1993 

County (before 1974)

Cheshire 

County (1974-1996)

Cheshire 

County (after 1996)

Cheshire 

Status

Pre 1948

Local Authority, OTHER: 1829 - 1889 Cheshire County Magistrates. LA: 1889 - 1948 Cheshire County Council.

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

Mental

Post 1948

Mental

Other information

Mental hospital will be closing in 1991.

Records can be found at:

Chester Archives

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1827 - 1969

   General

1848 - 1965

   Finance

1856 - 1964

   Nursing

1856 - 1864

   Admission & Discharge

1845 - 1964

   Staff

1894 - 1949

   Ephemera

1911 - 1969

   Pictorial

1827 - 1934

   Other

1827 - 1940

Clinical & Patients

1829 - 1964

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

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

Details

Notes

Reception orders and other documents relating to patients 1829 - 1940; report books, post-morten registers, et, 1856-1964 (NRA 2004)

notes

  Wellcome Library

Record type

Date range

Clinical & Patients

1832 - 1839

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

Notes

MS 1587: prescription book, with a few clinical notes

 
 
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