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St Johns Hospital

Hob Uid: 1050814
Location :
Buckinghamshire
Dinton-with-Ford and Upton
Grid Ref : SP7760011900
Summary : The former St John's Hospital was built in 1850-1852 in the area of Stone in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. The building was designed by the architect David Brandon. In 1868-1869 a new chapel and two wards were added and two wings were added and the chapel was enlarged in 1902-1904 to designs by R. J. Thomas. The hospital was originally built as the Buckinghamshire County Lunatic Asylum which it remained until 1919 when it became the Buckinghamshire Mental Hospital until 1948. The hospital specialised in providing care for people with psychiatric problems. The building was closed in 1991 and the land was kept for a housing estate. At some point after this the building was demolished and now no longer exists. All that remains of the original building are the staff houses and the asylum chapel.
More information : The former St John’s Hospital was built in 1850-1852 in the area of Stone in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. The building was designed by the architect David Brandon. In 1868-1869 a new chapel and two wards were added and two wings were added and the chapel was enlarged in 1902-1904 to designs by R. J. Thomas.
The hospital was originally built as the Buckinghamshire County Lunatic Asylum which it remained until 1919 when it became the Buckinghamshire Mental Hospital until 1948. The hospital specialised in providing care for people with psychiatric problems.
The building was closed in 1991 and the land was kept for a housing estate. At some point after this the building was demolished and now no longer exists. All that remains of the original building are the staff houses and the asylum chapel. (1)

The Chapel at St John’s Hospital is a grade II listed building. For further details on the designation see the statutory data. (2)

At the time of amending this record in 2012, access to information on the designation noted in source 2 above is available via the National Heritage List for England. (3)

The National Grid Reference for the area is: SP776119 (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : British Listed Buildings, [Accessed 16-MAY-2012]
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Aylesbury Vale, 11-Oct-1985
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Source Number : 3
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : The National Heritage List for England, Chapel at St John's Hospital, [Accessed 16-MAY-2012]
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:1250, 2008
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1852
Monument Start Date : 1850
Monument Type : Psychiatric Hospital, Kitchen, Ward Block
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1869
Monument Start Date : 1868
Monument Type : Psychiatric Hospital, Ward Block, Chapel, Hospital Laundry
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
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Monument End Date : 1904
Monument Start Date : 1902
Monument Type : Psychiatric Hospital, Ward Block, Chapel, Mortuary, House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1950
Monument Start Date : 1949
Monument Type : Psychiatric Hospital, Ward Block
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Demolished Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 42754
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 100256
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1203986
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 71 SE 70
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: HOSPITALS PROJECT
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1991-01-01
End Date : 1995-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: DISABILITY IN TIME AND PLACE
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2012-12-31