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Details: Bishops Stortford Infectious Diseases Hospital, Thorley

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Present name

Bishops Stortford Infectious Diseases Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Bishops Stortford Isolation Hospital
Hadham and Stansted Joint Isolation Hospital  


Great Hadham Road Thorley  

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

The Bishops Stortford Isolation Hospital (also known as the Hadham and Stansted Joint Isolation Hospital) was erected at various times between 1902 and 1906 at a cost of about 1800. It was situated in the Great Hadham Road, Thorley. It was managed by the Bishops Stortford Isolation Hospital Committee, consisting of representatives from Sawbridgeworth Urban District council, Bishops Stortford Urban District Council, Hadham Rural District Council and Stansted Rural District Council (Essex). It housed about twenty-seven patients. The hospital closed some time prior to 1948. Area including hospital transferred to Bishops Stortford Civil Parish by Local Government Board Order 1935.

Records can be found at:


  Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Record type

Date range


1906 - 1938


1906 - 1917


1907 - 1938

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At Repository: CAT:HI4

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