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Details: Bowthorpe Hospital , Wisbech

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Present name

Bowthorpe Hospital  

Previous name(s)

County Maternity Home
Bowthorpe Hall Maternity Home  


Tavistock Road Wisbech PE13 2DZ 

Foundation Year




Closure year


Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

East Anglian 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Peterborough Area 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

East Anglian 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

East Anglian 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

King's Lynn 

District Health Authority (1982- )

West Norfolk and Wisbech 

County (before 1974)

Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely 

County (1974-1996)


County (after 1996)

Not applicable 


Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948



Pre 1948


Post 1948

Maternity, Mental

Other information

Hospital closed ?1986 following opening of new District General Hospital at King's Lynn. Townshend Unit is a unit for the elderly mentally infirm in the same buildings under the King's Lynn and Wisbech NHS Hospital Trust

Records can be found at:


  Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Cambridge

Record type

Date range


1939 - 1986


1939 - 1986

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG)

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)


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