Sunday, 29 May 2011

Harold Wood Hospital Morgue - May 2011

This was a quick fly by visit to Harold Wood purely for the famous morgue.

This is for the history buffs...............
The hospital was opened in 1909 by West Ham County Borough council, as the Grange convalescent home for children, which operated with the nearby Plaistow fever hospital. The Grange had been a private house, built in 1884 by John Compton, owner of the Gubbins estate. The convalescent home was maintained by the county borough until the Second World War, as an emergency hospital. After the war it became a permanent hospital, and in the 1960s was significantly enlarged.

The hospital later became part of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust. It was closed on 13 December 2006 with patients and functions relocated to Queen's Hospital and to King George Hospital. The site vacated by the hospital has been earmarked for a 470-home housing development.
The original plan to keep certain NHS facilities has been superseded and the entire plot has been approved for residential development. Local residents are opposing the proposal of over 800 dwellings, including a 9 storey block.

Before we done the morgue we had a quick mooch around the hospital and found this gem, you have heard of the famous fire extinguisher room, well meet the floor buffer room............

Right, on to the meaty bit........


  1. Neat morgue shots.....I like :-)

  2. Awesome pics dude, still trying to discover my first untouched morgue, every one I have found has been trashed!

  3. Well, this one has gone mate, but get yourself down to St Peters