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St James' Hospital, Balham

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0347 D135
Held at: Wandsworth Heritage Service - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: St James' Hospital, Balham
Date(s): 1915-2000
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Please contact the archive for further information.
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Administrative/Biographical history:

St James' Infirmary, Sarsfeld Road, was opened by the Wandsworth Board of Guardians in 1910. It was linked to the nearby St James' Workhouse. In 1922 it was renamed St James' Hospital. There was an additional entrance in to the hospital in Ouseley Road. In 1930 the London County Council took over the management of the hospital. In 1948 with the introduction of the National Health Service the hospital passed in to the hands of the Wandsworth Hospital Group. It continued to expand steadily during this period, with the construction of a new Outpatients Department in 1953 followed by a new Central Block. The hospital closed in 1988 after merging with St George's Hospital, Tooting. The site was sold and the buildings demolished.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection mostly relates to the history of the hospital and the redevelopment of the site.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

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Conditions governing access:

This material is only available in the Wandsworth Heritage Service search room at Battersea Library. Please contact Heritage Service staff for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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Allied Materials

Related material:

Administration records of the hospital are held at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Finding aid created by export from CALM v8.0.2.40 Archives Hub EAD2002. Entry amended by Barbara Ball

Rules or conventions:
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 2011

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