Friday, 13 May 2011

Harold Wood Hospital - Romford - Jan 2011

This one is HUGE!!!

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 The original plan to keep certain NHS facilities has been superseded and the entire plot has been approved for residential development.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.


  1. need to get up here nelly

  2. No it's funny you should say that, I was thinking about suggesting this as one of the places for our meet at the end of the month. I think we may have a way of getting in the morgue

  3. This is my manor....never been there when it was open, although went to the walk in NHS clinic which takes you through a part of the derelict site