This record is held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Details of H
Reference: H

This catalogue covers records of pre-NHS (ie pre-1948) hospitals in Hertfordshire. It is divided into three sections: Isolation Hospitals (HI), Voluntary Hospital (HV) and Workhouse Hospitals (HW).


In some cases the records were previously catalogued with the reference NHS; former references are detailed in each catalogue.

Related material:

Records relating to the administration of hospitals by the National Health Service after 1948. For details of these see the summary list of uncatalogued accessions.


Hill End Asylum, run by the Hertfordshire County Council: for these records see HCC12/1-18 and the summary list of uncatalogued accessions. (off acc. 1025)


Three Counties Asylum (Fairfield Hospital), run jointly by the County Council with the County Councils of Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire. The main series of records is in the Bedfordshire Record Office. See also the Guide to the Hertfordshire Record Office and the summary list of uncatalogued accessions.


Watford Maternity Home, run jointly by the County Council and the County Nursing Association from 1919 and by the County Council from 1938 to 1948. For records see CNA 11-13 and HSS2/1/1-3.


Records of hospitals in Hertfordshire run by the London County Council or Middlesex County Council. Records of Leavesden Hospital (Kings Langley) are LMA Individual records of the following hospitals are not held at LMA, but references to them are found in MCC Public Health Committee and other records: Bushey Maternity Hospital; Danesbury Hospital (Welwyn); Harperbury Hospital (Shenley); Napsbury Hospital (St Albans); Oxhey Grove Hospital; Shenley Hospital.

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

Aldbury Isolation Hospital, 1871-1948

South Lodge Isolation Hospital, 1940-1945, Baldock

Barnet Isolation Hospital, c1902-1948

Bishops Stortford Isolation Hospital, c1902-1948

Bennets End Isolation Hospital, 1898-1948, Hemel Hempstead

East Hertfordshire Joint Hospital, 1902

Letchworth and Hitchin Isolation Hospital, 1915-1948

Rosehill Hospital, 1948-, Hertfordshire

Royston Isolation Hospital, c1906-1937

Sisters Hospital, c1911-1948, St Albans

Tring Isolation Hospital, 1901-1948

Watford and District Isolation Hospital, 1896-1948

Bishops Stortford Cottage Hospital, 1895-1897

Bishops Stortford Hospital, 1897-1948

West Hertfordshire Hospital, 1827-1948

Hertford County Hospital, 1822-1948

North Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Hospital, c1823-1948, Hitchin

Letchworth Hospital, 1914-1948, Letchworth Garden City

Royston Cottage Hospital, 1869-1924

Royston and District Hospital, 1924-1948

Home Hospital for Women, 1825-1948, Stevenage

Watford Peace Memorial Hospital, 1917-1948

Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, 1900-1948, Welwyn

Welwyn Garden City Cottage Hospital, 1929-1948

St Paul's Hospital, 1826-[?], Hemel Hemsptead

Access conditions:

There are at present no restrictions on access to any of the records catalogued in H/, none of which contain medical information on patients.


Records which do contain medical information on patients are not permitted to be made available for consultation until they are 100 years old, while all other records are closed to public inspection until they are 30 years old.

  • Hertfordshire
  • Health services
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