EPW006254 ENGLAND (1921). Grove Park Hospital, Grove Park, 1921

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Pennawd [EPW006254] Grove Park Hospital, Grove Park, 1921
Cyfeirnod EPW006254
Dyddiad 23-May-1921
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 541020, 172685
Hydred / Lledred 0.029024158052624, 51.435098263359
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol TQ410727


Chinbrook Road

Duncan Brown
Tuesday 9th of December 2014 09:45:29 AM
Ex Army junk including ambulance bodies and crated parts.

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 02:19:13 PM
ASC MT steam section workshops being dismantled

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 02:12:37 PM
Luffman Road

Sunday 5th of January 2014 09:06:50 PM
Grove Park Rd

Sunday 5th of January 2014 09:01:24 PM
This part of the complex became Grove Park Nurses Home, a three tier block. This later became a Thames Polytechnic student halls of residence - I lived there from 1991-1992.

Saturday 3rd of August 2013 10:11:07 PM
Entrance still exists as Marvels Lane Clinic, 37 Marvels Lane, London, SE12 9PN

Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:01:41 PM
Looks like a chapel. This site looks a bit like an institution. Asylum? Hospital?

Friday 29th of June 2012 06:43:43 PM
Someone must recognise this very distictive tower.?

Friday 29th of June 2012 11:20:52 AM
Water Tower of Grove Park Workhouse (Asylum)

Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:03:12 PM
these look like traction engines

Eton Slaphead
Thursday 28th of June 2012 11:51:25 PM
They are old motor lorries, (no chimneys)Possibly ambulances.

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 02:06:29 PM
Cricket Match in progress

Tuesday 26th of June 2012 08:17:46 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

The complex is Grove Park Workhouse of the Greewich Board of Guardians. Foundation stone 1899. Opened 1903. Taken over by Army Service Corps 1914 for mobilisation and training. Became Grove Park Tuberculosis Hospital of MAB from 1926. TB gave way to general thoracic surgery in 1950s and went on until 1977. Thereafter the hospital became a home for people with Learning Difficulties. In 1993 it closed but a community clinic (blood tests etc) was opened on Marvels Lane in one of the original buildings. The frontage on Marvels Lane and the main administration building were retained at the insistence of the Grove Park Community Group, the Lewisham Local History Society and others. Apart from the clinic, the remaining buildings were converted for social housing while the other buildings including the ward blocks were demolished to be replaced by social and private housing. The remaining buildings were locally listed by Lewisham Council in 2011.

The drawings of the workhouse were displayed at the Great International Exhibition in Paris in 1900 - the British received a diploma of merit.

I believe the photo was taken in the First World War as there appear to be some new structures which were put up by the military in those years. There also to be some vehicles.

There is more info about the history of the workhouse/hospital in my book GROVE PARK : ITS HISTORY REVISITED which was published by the Grove Park Community Group in 2011.

The boundary with Bromley Council is to the left.

Thursday 23rd of October 2014 02:40:14 PM
John, The photo is post war, the central structure, between the two male wings, which was the ASC Steam Section workshop, is being dismantled. The front half has already been removed. There is a collection of ex Army junk around the buildings on the far left including two Army ambulance bodies. Also there are not enough vehicles present on site, or in the surrounding roads, for the wartime establishment of this complex.


Thursday 23rd of October 2014 02:40:14 PM
Grove Park Hospital. Former Workhouse built by Greenwich Board of Guardians. Requisitioned as a Mobilisation Camp in WWI and sold in 1919 to the Metropolitan Asylums Board who used it as a Tuberculosis Sanatorium named Grove Park Hospital. Became a mental handicap hospital in 1977 and closed in 1994. Further reading: http://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/grovepark.html

Dan Gregory
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 10:50:55 PM
Hi - this image comes up if you search for Carshalton - so must be an error somewhere in the metadata?

Monday 4th of November 2013 12:37:21 PM
This is definitely Grove Park Work House in Greenwich.

The entrance still exists as Marvels Lane Clinic, 37 Marvels Lane, London, SE12 9PN (crossing Pennington Way).

Monday 2nd of July 2012 02:52:29 PM
Dear BenR,

That’s great; we’ve reviewed your comments and thanks to your help we can update the catalogue. The revised record will appear here in due course. Hope you have the same success solving some of our other mysteries!

Katy Whitaker

Britain from Above Cataloguer

Katy Whitaker
Monday 2nd of July 2012 02:52:29 PM
Yes it looks like a hospital or asylum, similar to Metropolitan Asylums Board ones like Brooks (fever) Hospital.

The tower is likely to be a water-tower (see workhouses dot org UK under MAB). Most have been destroyed for housing estates.

Saturday 30th of June 2012 07:19:30 PM
Looks like it is Greenwich - Grove Park Workhouse -see www.workhouses.org.uk/Greenwich which contains aerial photo half way down the page (also has maps, old photos and current entrance)

Saturday 30th of June 2012 07:19:30 PM
If you look at the flightpath, the preceding 2 pics were taken in Sutton and Carshalton and the next but one after is taken in Dartford so its a fair guess that this place is somewhere between the two. I've had a swift look on Google, but nowt concrete yet.

Great North Road
Friday 29th of June 2012 07:26:56 PM