Date of Creation:
1660 - 1960
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|Extent:||0.4 linear metres|
|Classification:||CITY OF LONDON|
|Site Location:||London Metropolitan Archives|
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|Copyright:||City of London|
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|Access Restrictions:||These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018|
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The Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum Service hold the court of governors' minutes of the Royal Hospitals of Bridewell and Bethlem. The main archive of the Royal Hospitals of Bridewell and Bethlem are held at LMA under reference CLC/275. The educational side of Bridewell evolved, in 1867, into King Edward's School Witley.,The prison side of Bridewell was closed in 1855 and the remaining male and female prisoners were transferred to the City's new prison at Holloway. Surviving records of prisoners at Holloway Prison (built by the Corporation of London in 1852, passed to the Prison Commission in 1877, became a women's prison in 1902) are held by The National Archives at Kew. See also CLA/003 for records of Holloway Prison.
For Corporation of London records relating to hospitals, almshouses and workhouses, see CLA/064: Almshouses and Hospitals, CLA/065: Bethlem Hospital, CLA/067: Christ's Hospital, CLA/068: Royal Hospitals, CLA/069: Saint Thomas' Hospital, CLA/070: Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, CLA/071: Emanuel Hospital, CLA/075: London Workhouse, COL/CC/EHC: Court of Common Council Emanuel Hospital Committee, COL/CC/LUC: Court of Common Council Lunatic Asylum Committee, COL/CC/RHC: Court of Common Council Royal Hospitals Committee, COL/CHD/IC: Chamberlain's Department: Institutions and Courts, COL/CT: Charities, and COL/PL, COL/PLD/PL, COL/SVD/PL and COL/TSD/AD for building plans. There are also various papers in the Corporation of London collection relating to public health. See the Hospital Records Database on The National Archives website for the locations of hospital records held in other repositories.