Catalogue description Records of St Audry's Hospital, Melton

This record is held by Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

Details of ID 407
Reference: ID 407
Title: Records of St Audry's Hospital, Melton



Museum references appear in brackets after the description of each item.


Other material relating to the Asylum can be found in Quarter Sessions records, Official County Council (A 2697) records and the Local Studies Library. These are listed in the appendices to this catalogue.


Summary of contents


A Minutes and Reports


1. Minute Books


2. Annual Reports


3. Medical Superintendents Reports


B Patients Records




1. Admissions (see also B17/6)


2. Registers of Patients


3. Lists and Indexes of Patients


4. Civil Registers


5. Medical Registers


6. Registers of Mechanical Restraint


7. Registers of Discharges and Transfers


8. Registers of Deaths


9. Burials


10. Post Mortem Records


11. Coroners Records


12. Case Books


13. Day Books


14. Daily Population Books


15. Daily Returns


16. Visitors Books


17. Miscellaneous


18. Statistics


19. Report Sheets


20. Patients Artwork


21. Patients files - see additional deposit, acc. no 10, 107


22. Boarding-out of patients: see additional catalogue


C Photographs


D Plans


E Staff Records


1. Service Registers


2. Accident Report Books


3. Salaries and Wages and Pensions


4. Record Books


5. Daily Returns


6. Diaries


7. Rules and Regulations


8. Identity cards


9. Dismissals and Appointments


10. National Asylum Workers Union


11. First World War: military service and demobilization: see additional catalogue


F Financial Records


1. General Ledgers


2. Finance Officers Cash Accounts


3. Invoice Books


4. Building Repairs, Maintenance accounts and General supplies


5. Special Accounts:




Farm Produce and Market Garden








6. Statements of Accounts


7. Miscellaneous


G General


1. Meteorological Records


2. Letter Books and Correspondence


3. History


4. Newspaper cuttings


5. Programmes


6. Inventories


7. Cricket Score Books


8. Suffolk Mental Hospitals Management Committee


9. Agreements


10. Certificates


11. Magazines


12. Uniform - see also Photographs


13. Royal visit - see also Photographs


14. Music


15. Diet


H. Land, Buildings, Plant and Stock


1. Land


2. Buildings


3. Gas Supply


4. Electrical installation


5. Central Heating


6. Boilers and engines


7. Water supply


8. Farm produce, livestock and equipment

Date: 1841-1985

Access to the patient records held within the collection

The patient records are closed for 100 years after the last date in the file as they contain sensitive personal information

Please see leaflet available from - Access to the Patient Records of St Audry's Hospital and St Clement's Hospital

As of Jan 1st 2013 please address requests to


Compliance Team


Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


Kestral House


Hellesdon Hospital


Drayton High Road





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Held by: Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

St Audry's Hospital, Melton

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by G.B. Coburn, Administrator, St Audry's Hospital, Melton 23rd May 1988


Accs. 8578, 8600. 8634, 8661, 8788)


Records deposited on 19th December 1990 and 6th August 1992


Accession nos 8863 and 10, 162: ID 407/A4; 407/B7/14-16; B10/2,3; B11/2; B13/6-17; B14/3-6; B15/8-18; B16/9; B17/4,15-19; B22/1-25; D18; E3/24-51; E7/4,5; E9/5-11; E11; F5/1,2,9; F7/4/1-3; G9/5; G14; G15; 407/11

  • Melton, Suffolk
  • Health services
Administrative / biographical background:

The site and buildings of St Audry's were formerly those of the House of Industry for the Loes and Wilford Hundreds Incorporation from 1765 to 1827, when the parishes were disincorporated. It then became the Suffolk County Asylum, in 1907 the Suffolk District Asylum and, from 1916, St Audry's Hospital for Mental Diseases and finally part of the East Suffolk Health Authority.


The records in this collection are those which were held and cared for by the St Audry's Hosptal Museum, but have now been deposited under the terms of the Public Records Act, 1958.

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