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Record details

BCC record ID:0941000000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Site of nineteenth century isolation hospital on Gore Hill, demolished in 1960s or early 1970s.
Grid Reference:SU 95962 96373
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • (Former) INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?No

Full description

Amersham Isolation Hospital (B1-2).
'Pest House' shown on all OS 6-inch and 25-inch maps until after 1955-1962. Not shown on 1972-1990 edition OS 1:10,000 map. Presumably demolished during works to straighten Gore Hill in the 1960s or early 1970s (B3).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: Royal Commision on Historical Monuments. 1998. English Hospitals 1660-1948: A Survey of Their Architecture and Design. p197
<2>Unpublished document: RCHME. 1991-4. Amersham Isolation Hospital (National Buildings Record no. 100450).
<3>Verbal communication: Julia Wise (BCC). 2006. Information derived from OS 6-inch, 25-inch and 1:10,000 scale maps.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none