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Details: Mendip Hospital, Wells

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Name

 

Present name

Mendip Hospital 

Previous name(s)

County Asylum for Pauper Lunatics (1848 - c.1880)
Somerset and Bath Asylum (1880 - ?)
Wells Mental Hospital (by 1929 - ?)
Somerset and Bath Mental Hospital (Wells) (by 1940 - 1948)  

Address

Bath Road Wells BA5 3DJ 

Previous location


Foundation Year

1848 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1991 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

South Western 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Mendip 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

South Western 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

South Western 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

West Somerset 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Somerset 

County (before 1974)

Somerset 

County (1974-1996)

Somerset 

County (after 1996)

Somerset 

Status

Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

Mental

Post 1948

Mental

Other information

The name Somerset and Bath had earlier been used in turn between here and Taunton.

Records can be found at:

notes

  Somerset Heritage Centre

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1842 - 1974

   General

1842 - 1974

   Finance

1848 - 1950

   Admission & Discharge

1848 - 1917

   Staff

1863 - 1974

   Ephemera

1903 - 1937

   Other

1875 - 1930

Clinical & Patients

1848 - 1959

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

D\H\men

Notes

Addl female case book 1903-1909

 
 
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