EPW047064 ENGLAND (1935). The Leavesden Psychiatric Hospital and surrounding countryside, Abbots Langley, 1935

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Title [EPW047064] The Leavesden Psychiatric Hospital and surrounding countryside, Abbots Langley, 1935
Reference EPW047064
Date May-1935
Link
Place name ABBOTS LANGLEY
Parish ABBOTS LANGLEY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 510161, 201507
Longitude / Latitude -0.40573386500622, 51.701020127102
National Grid Reference TL102015

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Abbots Langley Hospital. Built 1868 as St. Pancras Industrial School for pauper children. Taken over by Leavesden in 1932 to ease overcrowding of mentally handicapped patients. During the Second World War it was requisitioned by the Emergency Medical Service as a war hospital and in 1943 the No. 23 Canadian General Hospital. After the war the building became the Leavesden Green Teachers' Training College, but in 1950 it was returned to Leavesden Hospital for use as a long-stay geriatric hospital and renamed Abbots Langley Hospital. The hospital closed in 1992 and has since been demolished.

Dan Gregory
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 10:00:26 PM
Imbeciles Asylum at Leavesden. Yellow brick pavilion-plan buildings, 1868-70 by Messrs. J Giles & Biven for the Metropolitan Asylums Board. In 1920 the institution became known as the Leavesden Mental Hospital. The hospital closed in 1995 and was mostly demolished with the exception of the administrative block, chapel and recreation hall.

Dan Gregory
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 09:47:20 PM

User Comment Contributions

Leavesden Mental Defectives Hospital and Annexe (later Abbots Langley Hospital) - further information in image comments

Dan Gregory
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 10:03:42 PM
The hospital is not a psychiatric hospital. Originally built as an idiot asylum. It later changed its name to Leavesden Certified Institution for Mental Defectives the name it was known at the date of the picture.

Mark
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 08:45:17 PM