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Details: Psychiatric Day Hospital for Children and Their Families, London

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Present name

Psychiatric Day Hospital for Children and Their Families 

Previous name(s)

Babies Hostel (day nursery (c. 1918-1922); Dietetic Hospital for Sick Babies and Mothers (?1922-1924?); St Thomas Cornwall Babies' Hostel (1924 -1927) ; St Thomas' Babies' Hostel (1927-c. 1965) ; Child Psychiatric Day Hospital  


35 Black Prince Road London SE11 6JJ 

Previous location

35, Black Prince Road, SE11Prince's Road, Kennington, London SE11 (1924 - 1939)
Manor House, Cricklade, Wiltshire (1939 - 1942)
Greys, Puttenham Corner, Hog's Back near Guildford, Surrey (1942 - 1946)

Foundation Year




Closure year


Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)


Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

St Thomas' 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

South East Thames 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

South East Thames 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

West Lambeth 

District Health Authority (1982- )

West Lambeth 

County (before 1974)


County (1974-1996)

Greater London 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 


Pre 1948


Post 1948



Pre 1948

Children, "Dietetic Treatment"

Post 1948

Mental, Other: Children: 1948 - c.1965. MNT: 1962 - c.1990 Children's psychiatric (entirely from 1965).

Other information

The Hostel was established before 1914, and in 1924 it was transferred to St Thomas's Hospital.

Records can be found at:


  London Metropolitan Archives

Record type

Date range


1912 - 1965


1925 - 1948


1930 - 1958


1945 - 1965


1912 - 1965


1937 - 1957

   Private Papers

1930 - 1965


1945 - 1965

Finding aids

Finding aids


Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)


At Repository: CAT:H1/ST/CH

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Includes particulars of students at Nursery Training College, 1945-1965

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