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Details: Fairfield Hospital, Hitchin

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Name

 

Present name

Fairfield Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Bedford Lunatic Asylum (1812 - 1846)
Three Counties Asylum (1846 - c.1928)
Arlesey Three Counties Hospital (by 1929 - 1964)  

Address

Stotfold Hitchin SG5 4AA 

Previous location

Ampthill Road, Bedford (1812 - 1860)

Foundation Year

1812 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1999 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

North West Metropolitan 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Bedford Group 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

North West Thames 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

North West Thames 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Southern 

District Health Authority (1982- )

South Bedfordshire 

Current Trust

Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust 

Trust From

1999 

County (before 1974)

Bedfordshire 

County (1974-1996)

Bedfordshire 

County (after 1996)

Bedfordshire 

Status

Pre 1948

Private, Local Authority

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

Mental

Post 1948

Mental

Other information

A Proper House: Bedford Lunatic Asylum 1812 - 1860 by Bernard Cashman published by Bedfordshire Health Authority 1992. A Place in the Country: Three Counties Asylum by Judith Pettigrew, Rory W Reynolds and Sandra Rouse Published by South Bedfordshire Community Health Care Trust 1998.

Records can be found at:

notes

  Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1812 - 1983

   General

1812 - 1983

   Finance

1812 - 1958

   Nursing

1860 - 1957

   Admission & Discharge

1812 - 1960

   Staff

1864 - 1948

   Ephemera

1854 - 1983

   Pictorial

1870 - 1971

   Other

1860 - 1948

Clinical & Patients

1816 - 1970

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

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

Details

Notes

Case Books up to 1912, case files thereafter, selection after 1951. Usual embargo on production.

notes

  Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1854 - 1948

   General

1854 - 1932

   Finance

1856 - 1889

   Admission & Discharge

1934 - 1948

   Ephemera

1854 - 1856

   Other

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Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

At Repository: CAT: H553/6; QS; interim list: off acc 80, off acc 350

 
 
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