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Montage of three nurses. All images © Wellcome Library, London. References: L0010490, L0018470, L0010789. Hospital Records Database
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Details: Bute Hospital, Luton

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Present name

Bute Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Luton Cottage Hospital (1872 - 1892)  


Dunstable Road Luton  

Previous location

High Town Road (1872 - 1882)

Foundation Year




Closure year


Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

Not Applicable 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Not Applicable 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Not Applicable 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

County (before 1974)


County (1974-1996)

Not Applicable 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 


Pre 1948


Post 1948


Pre 1948

General, OTHER: Approved for treatment of veneral disease.

Post 1948

Other information

replaced in 1939 by Luton and Dunstable Hospital. The building was sold to the Council. References: 'Hospitals in Luton and Dunstable' by Margaret Currie (Hitchin 1982); 'History of Bedfordshire' by J Godber (Bedfordshire County Council 1969). See Hospitals in Luton and Dunstable: An Illustrated History by Margaret R Currie, 1982

Records can be found at:


  Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service

Record type

Date range


1872 - 1938


1872 - 1938


1900 - 1900

Finding aids

Finding aids


Location of finding aids

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