Catalogue description ANCOATS HOSPITAL

This record is held by Manchester Archives and Local Studies

Details of M325
Reference: M325



M325/1/1 ANNUAL REPORTS, 1828-1947




M325/2/1 General Committee, 1873 - 1914


M325/2/2 Management Committee, 1914 - 1948


M325/2/3 Medical Committee, 1917 - 1966


M325/2/4 Building and Finance Sub-Committees, 1957 - 1967


M325/2/5 Prevention of Cross-infection and Cleaning Sub-Committees, 1959 - 1966.


M325/2/6 Ancoats Convalescent Home, 1904 - 1947


M325/2/7 Ancoats Hospital and Ancoats Convalescent Home House Sub-Committee, 1948 - 1966.




M325/3/1 Operation register, 1924




M325/4/1 Visitors' Book, 1922 - 1941


M325/4/2 Histories of Ancoats Hospital


M325/4/3 Book of signatures presented to Miss Maud Earl, 1945


M325/4/4 North Manchester Hospital Management Committee yearbook, 1950.

Held by: Manchester Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary, Manchester, 1828-1873

Ancoats Hospital, Manchester, 1873-1967

Access conditions:

Records containing personal, medical information about individuals are subject to one hundred years' closure (ref: M325/2/3/1-3; M325/3/1/1).

Immediate source of acquisition:

The following records were deposited by Ancoats Hospital in 1979.

  • Health services
Administrative / biographical background:

Ancoats Hospital started life as the Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary which opened in 1828 in Great Ancoats Street and moved to Mill Street in 1869. As a dispensary it contained no beds: people were treated as out-patients or visited at home. The move to new larger premises in Mill Street in 1873 allowed for the provision of beds and the transition from dispensary to hospital.


In contrast to the poor law infirmaries at Withington and Crumpsall, Ancoats was a voluntary hospital, funded by subscribers and benefactors who were acknowledged in each annual report (ref: M325/1/1/1-5). The influx of 'Subscriptions from Workpeople', together with a substantial gift and bequest from Miss Brackenbury allowed for the construction of the hospital building in 1872-3. A Workpeoples Fund Committee developed which did a great deal of fundraising work for the hospital until 1948. In 1904 a convalescent home was opened at Great Warford near Alderley Edge, built using money donated by Mrs. Crossley, on land given by the David Lewis Trust. It was closed in 1967 by which time urban conditions had improved sufficiently to make two weeks' convalescence in the country no longer a necessary part of hospital treatment (ref: M325/2/6,7).

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