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Details: Herrison Hospital, Dorchester

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Name

 

Present name

Herrison Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Dorset County Lunatic Asylum (1832 - 1919)
Dorset County Mental Hospital (1920 - c.1940)  

Address

Herrison Dorchester DT2 9RL 

Previous location


Foundation Year

1832 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1992 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

South West Metropolitan 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Dorset (Herrison, Dorchester) 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Wessex 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Wessex 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

West Dorset 

District Health Authority (1982- )

West Dorset 

County (before 1974)

Dorset 

County (1974-1996)

Dorset 

County (after 1996)

Dorset 

Status

Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

Mental

Post 1948

Mental

 

Records can be found at:

notes

  Dorset History Centre

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1829 - 1968

   General

1832 - 1959

   Finance

1829 - 1967

   Estates

1900 - 1929

   Admission & Discharge

1837 - 1968

   Staff

1900 - 1941

   Pictorial

-

Clinical & Patients

1845 - 1960

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

Catalogue: NG/HH/CMR The Catalogue we hold is a survey list. The archive is currently being catalogued - I could send you a copy of the catalogue when it is completed.

Notes

Addl records received 2005 (NRA 2005)

 
 
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