Collection AR127 - Norwood Cottage Hospital Minute Book

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Norwood Cottage Hospital Minute Book


  • 1882-1885 (Creation)

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1 volume

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Norwood Cottage Hospital was opened on 21 October 1882 at Hermitage Road, Upper Norwood and the first patient admitted on 01 November 1882. By the middle of 1883, it was treating a wide variety of cases with an average of just over eight patients a day. It was extended in 1932.

The hospital was run on a charitable basis until 1948 when it was transferred to the National Health Service. It changed itas name to Norwood and District Cottage Hospital in 1953.

Norwood and District Cottage Hospital closed in September 1984 and the buildings were converted to become the Canterbury Centre.

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Transferred from Local Studies Library collection qS70(362)NOR. Previous custodial history unknown.

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Accession Number: A415

Norwood Cottage Hospital minute book

Includes minutes of first meeting. With numerous insertions.

Item date: 1882-1885

Accession date: 27/11/1999

Custodial history: Transferred from Local Studies Library collection qS70(362)NOR

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Minutes of the various commitees of Norwood Cottage Hospital including the minutes of the first meeting which was held at St. Andrews Hall, Norwood, on 12 June 1882. The minutes also include newspaper reports and other ephemera.

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  • English

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Volume is fragile with a loose spine.

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