The Hospital Records database is no longer being updated. We continue to make this information available for inspection and reuse but can no longer guarantee its accuracy. You can search Discovery to find records held here at The National Archives and in other UK archives.
The National Archives
Search our website
  • Search our website
  • Search our records
   
 
Montage of three nurses. All images © Wellcome Library, London. References: L0010490, L0018470, L0010789. Hospital Records Database
Welcome (Hospital Records home page) About Hospital Records
Search Help - opens in a new window
 
 
 

Details: Newcastle Lunatic Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

search again
 
 
Go to:  Name  |  Administration  |  Status/Type  |  Other info  |  Records

Name

 

Present name

Newcastle Lunatic Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Wardens Close Lunatic Hospital  

Address

Newcastle upon Tyne  

Foundation Year

1767 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1856 

Administrative authorities

County (before 1974)

Northumberland 

Status

Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948

Type

Pre 1948

Mental

Post 1948

Other information

Closed due to overcrowing in April 1856: new asylum opened in 1869

Records can be found at:

notes

  Tyne and Wear Archives Service

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1833 - 1870

   General

1833 - 1870

   Staff

1863 - 1870

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR), Local Record Office (LRO)

Details

Notes

Among records of St Nicholas Hospital; consists of lists of visitors appointed by magistrates and their reports, minutes of the Visiting Justics Committee

 
 
search again
 
The National Archives Newsletter Icon

Send me The National Archives’ newsletter

A monthly round-up of news, blogs, offers and events.