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Moreton in the Marsh District Hospital - September 2017

 

Visited a few weeks ago with Mookster and two other non-members for one of their bithdays.  

 

It was a very relaxed explore as you'd expect; pretty trashed and stripped of most things, but still retained some photographic merit.  We were caught on the way out by a friendly and incredibly confused security guard who didn't really have an awful lot to say and just smiled a lot!


Moreton-in-Marsh Cottage Hospital was a small Victorian hospital built in the Cotswolds. It's closure in 2012 came about after a new much larger facility opened just outside the village.

Moreton Cottage Hospital was built in 1873 by private subscription.  Lord Redesdale gave the land at the north end of the town in Back Ends. The first small stone building had seven beds, but this was extended in 1879 following a £3,000 request by Dr. William Sands Cox, the founder of Queen's College, Birmingham.

 

In 1886 The Joseph Phipps Charity donated a further £1,000 stock to the hospital in and an operating theatre was built in 1900. By 1919 the hospital was extended further, when £2,000 was given to the hospital, and again in 1935.

Moreton in the Marsh Cottage Hospital; which had been managed by trustees, eventually came under the authority of the Banbury and District Hospital Management Committee after 1946.

 

There are a several buildings within the site, the main hospital and a much more modernised outpatients clinic. After the hospitals closure, bits of the hospital have been used by a prop hire company as storage but now the whole site remains disused.

 

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