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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/3519
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1932
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

Under the provisions of the Lunacy Act of 1890 the London County Council was charged with the duty of providing and maintaining mental hospitals for rate-aided patients, and could also provide services for private paying patients. In 1937 the Council was maintaining 21 institutions with total accommodation of 33,823 beds. These institutions were often situated outside London and included:
Banstead Hospital, Sutton, Surrey
Bexley Hospital, Bexley, Kent
Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsdon, Surrey
Claybury Hospital, Woodford Bridge, Essex
Friern Hospital, New Southgate
Horton Hospital, Epsom, Surrey
Long Grove Hospital, Epsom, Surrey
Saint Bernard's Hospital, Southall
Saint Ebba's Hospital, Epsom, Surrey
West Park Hospital, Epsom, Surrey
The Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill
Brunswick House, Mistley, Kent
Darenth Park, Dartford, Kent
Farmfield, Horley, Surrey
The Fountain Hospital, Tooting Grove
The Manor, Epsom, Surrey
South Side Home, Streatham Common
Caterham Hospital, Caterham, Surrey
Leavesden Hospital, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
Tooting Bec Hospital, Tooting Bec Road.


Scope and content/abstract:

"Regulations setting forth the duties of the Officers and Servants of the London County Mental Hospitals, made 21 Dec 1926, revised to 31 Jul 1932". Printed, with later amendments pasted in.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One volume.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Found with the archives of the Fairfield Hospital, formerly the Three Counties Asylum.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received 1995 (ACC/3519).

Allied Materials

Related material:

For the records of individual mental hospitals please see the Hospital Records Database hosted on The National Archives website.

Publication note:

For a detailed description of the mental hospitals run by the London County Council see The London County Council 1938, pages 143 - 161, LMA library reference 18.7.

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:
April to June 2009

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