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Details: St George's Hospital, Leeds

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Present name

St George's Hospital 


Wood Lane Rothwell Leeds LS26 0RW 

Foundation Year




Closure year


Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)


Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Leeds Group (B) 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)


Regional Health Authority (1982- )


District Health Authority (1974-82)

Leeds Western (Teaching) 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Leeds Western 

County (before 1974)

West Riding of Yorkshire 

County (1974-1996)

West Yorkshire 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 


Pre 1948

Poor Law

Post 1948



Pre 1948

OTHER: Geriatric.

Post 1948


Other information

The hospital was built by the Rothwell, Methley and Hunslet Joint Isolation Hospital Committee which was constituted under the Isolation Hospitals Act 1893 by an order of the West Riding County Council 10 January 1900. St George's Hospital originated as the New Union Workhouse and Infirmary for the Hunslet Union, built in 1903 in Rothwell, after designs by Edward Dodgshun in 1897 [for plans see PLP/71]. It became St George's Hospital on being taken over by the Leeds Public Assistance Committee in 1930 when it was transferred to the Leeds Health Committee in 1934. In 1948 the Hospital was placed in the Leeds Group B Hospital Management Committee. After local government reorganisation in 1974 it was transferred to the Leeds Eastern District and soon after to the Leeds Western District. The Hospital was closed in December 1991.

Records can be found at:


  West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

Record type

Date range


1863 - 1983


1960 - 1964


1937 - 1983

   Admission & Discharge

1935 - 1970


1937 - 1967


1932 - 1933


1903 - 1970


1936 - 1983

Finding aids

Finding aids


Location of finding aids

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