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Details: Aldbury Infectious Diseases Hospital, Aldbury

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Present name

Aldbury Infectious Diseases Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Aldbury Joint Isolation Hospital (c.1930 - 1948)
Berkhampstead Infectious Diseases Hospital  


Newground Road Aldbury  

Foundation Year




Closure year


Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

Not Applicable 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Not Applicable 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Not Applicable 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

County (before 1974)


County (1974-1996)

Not Applicable 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 


Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948


Pre 1948


Post 1948

Other information

Aldebury Isolation Hospital was built in 1871 by the Berhamsted Sanitary Authorities for the use of the inmates of the Berkamsted Union. It had 16 beds in 1871 although by 1948 that number had increased to 24. The hospital was situated in Newground Road. On 13 June 1898 the Aldbury Hospital Joint Committee took responsibility for the Hospital. It held its first meeting on 13 June 1898, and consisted of three members of Berhamsted Rural District Council, three members of Great Berkhamsted Urban District council and three members of Tring Urban District council. In 1902 Tring Isolation Hospital and Aldbury combined services, with Tring taking all the smallpox cases and Aldbury all the scarlet fever cases. It was used during the First World War as a military hospital. In 1948 when the National Health Service was created the future of Aldbury Hospital was uncertain; however, in September 1948 the hospital was closed.

Records can be found at:


  Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Record type

Date range


1877 - 1949


1877 - 1948


1898 - 1949





Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG), Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)


At Repository: CAT: HI1

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