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Details: Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge

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Present name

Fulbourn Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Isle of Ely and Borough of Cambridge Asylum (1858 - 1921)
Cambridgeshire County Asylum (1921 - 1954)
Cambridgeshire, Isle of Ely and Borough of Cambridge Mental Hospital (1948 - 1954)  


Cambridge Road Fulbourn Cambridge CB1 5EF 

Foundation Year




Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

East Anglian 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

South West (No. 1) Group 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

East Anglian 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

East Anglian 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Cambridge (Teaching) 

District Health Authority (1982- )


Current Trust

Adderbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust 

Trust From


County (before 1974)

Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely 

County (1974-1996)


County (after 1996)



Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948



Pre 1948


Post 1948


Other information

Associated hospital - Ida Darwin Hospital opened in 1965 for mentally subnormal. Site c1993 part of Addenbrookes NHS Trust Associated with: Deighton Day Hospital, Fulbourn - Elderly Mentally Ill 1990s Ida Derwin Hospital - 1965 for mentally subnormal Cottage Hospital, Ely, Later (1992) New Cottages Hospital, Ely - Elderly mentally ill. Site leased from Lifeopen Healthcare NHS Trust of Tower Hospital Ely to 1992/1993 and since then at Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely.

Records can be found at:


  Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Cambridge

Record type

Date range


1848 - 2003


1848 - 2003


1890 - 1948


1940 - 1966

   Admission & Discharge

1858 - 1968


1867 - 1968


1908 - 1977


1899 - 1970

Clinical & Patients

1883 - 1955

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG)

Location of finding aids

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



Case Notes: 1907 - 1955; additional records, 1858-2003.

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