Catalogue description Roundway Mental Hospital, Devizes

This record is held by Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

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Title: Roundway Mental Hospital, Devizes



100: Minutes


110: Annual Reports


111: Official Visitors' Report Books


112: Annual Statistical Returns


113: Hospital Publications


114: Official Visitors' Reports on Patients' Books


115: Other non-medical Report Books


120: Deeds


130: Correspondence


140: Registers of Staff


141: Indexes of Staff


142: Salaries and Wages


150: General Ledgers


151: Patients Ledgers


152: Private Patients Account Books


153: Quarterly Abstracts of Accounts


154: Accounts Day Books


156: Stocks and Stores Accounts


157: Repairs


160: Miscellaneous


161: Photographs


165: Plans


170: Admission Registers


172: Indexes to Admissions


173: Miscellaneous A. and D.


174: Journals


175: Medical Registers


176: Registers of Discharge


177: Registers of Deaths


178: General Registers


180: Post-mortem Books


181: Ward Report Books


182: Medical Superintendents' Journals


183: Register of Diarrhoea


184: Registers of Mechanical Restraint and Seclusion


190: Case Books


198: Reception Orders

Held by: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Roundway Mental Hospital, Devizes

  • Health services
  • Mental health
Administrative / biographical background:

From its foundation in 1845 until 1889, this hospital was run by the Wiltshire Court of Quarter Sessions, and records relating to its foundation and management are to be found listed in the Administration Section of the Court of Quarter Sessions handlist (A1/570). From 1889 until 1948 the Wiltshire County Council was responsible for the hospital and the minutes of the Visiting Committee are to be found in the W.C.C. Clerk's Office archives. In 1948 the hospital was absorbed into the National Health Service and it had its own separate Hospital Management Committee, which ceased to exist in 1974, when the National Health Service was reorganised. The bulk of the records listed here are financial, clinical and case records dating from the early years of the hospital up to recent times.

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