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Monument record MDR9737 - Children's Hospital (site of), North Street, Derby

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

Shown on the OS map of c.1880 as a 'bowling green' (1). Later Ordnance Survey maps show that the site had been developed as a children's hospital. (2-3) The Children's Hospital on North Street opened in 1883 and was enlarged in the 1890s. It contained two wards, each heated by open fireplaces. Convalescent children were able to go out onto the lawns outside the building. (4) After the demolition of the buildings and clearance of the site of the former Children's Hospital, an archaeological evaluation and watching brief was undertaken by University of Leicester Archaeological Services in 1999 for Birch Homes Ltd, prior to and during the construction of new housing [see SMR 32481]. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.9.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.9, 1901.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). Sheet L.9, 1914.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Webbe, E W. 1892. Oddfellows' Companion and Guide to Derby. pp 169-170.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Higgins, T (ULAS). 1999. An Archaeological Evaluation and Watching Brief at the Children's Hospital, North Street, Derby.



Grid reference Centred SK 34957 37035 (64m by 60m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2354

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Record last edited

Mar 14 2020 9:22PM

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