AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area


Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H15/HH
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Date(s): 1951-1969
Level of description: subfonds
View parent record
Extent: 0.1 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Holmhurst Home | Lambeth Group Hospital Management Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

Holmhurst Home was founded by the King's Fund in 1951 in conjunction with Lambeth Group Hospital Management Committee as a halfway house for the rehabilitation of elderly hospital patients before they returned to their own homes. Most patients were admitted to Holmhurst Home from the South Western Hospital. In 1962 the Committee of Managers decided to drop the word 'home' from its title as they thought this caused confusion. In 1966 the King's Fund intimated that they wished to withdraw their support from Holmhurst and other similar homes so that they could devote their funds to experiments in other fields. On 1 April 1968 Holmhurst was designated by the Minister of Health to the Board of Governors of Saint Thomas' Hospital, who also took over responsibility for the South Western Hospital. Initially Saint Thomas' allowed the same Committee of Managers to continue to run Holmhurst. In February 1969 responsibility for the day to day management was given to the Secretary of the South Western Hospital. The Committee of Managers ceased to meet; though its members were asked to become visitors to both institutions.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Holmhurst Home, comprising Managers' minutes, 1951-1969.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections according to catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from Holmhurst Home, 1951-1962 (ACC/2258).

Allied Materials

Related material:

See reference H01 for records of the Saint Thomas' Hospital Group.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2009

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"