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Old 19-11-2018, 02:00 PM
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Default Amble Cottage Hospital (15 The Wynd)

The 1891 census indicates a Cottage Hospital on The Wynd (No15)any info? I used to live a few doors away and hadn't heard of it.
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Old 21-11-2018, 02:11 PM
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The only references I have come across are from the 1870s when the hospital was moving from the Poor Guardians to the Rural Sanitary Authority. The Alnwick Mercury of 16 March 1872 described a report made to the Board of Guardians with a floor plan annexed (unfortunately not reproduced in the newspaper). The upper storey had two wards with good sized windows looking west. It described the situation of the hospital: the road on the west side is the public road from Warkworth, but the house is nearly the first at that side of the village; the building is not surrounded by houses, ad except for the public house, there is none within 25 yards of the hospital, and a stable and courtyard divide the hospital from the pub. The two wards are large enough for number of patients likely to need them and there were none when the Board visited. The rooms are very clean and ceilings low. Patients landed from ships did not need to be taken through Amble but could be landed on the Warkworth side close to the hospital if the tide was right, or a few hundred yards away if the tide was out. Several recommendations were made for improvements which were supported.
An earlier report from 1872 suggests that the hospital had been originally intended only for sailors coming ill off the ships, it had subsequently been used for outbreaks of fever within Amble.

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Old 22-11-2018, 09:39 PM
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No reference that I can see on the Ordnance Survey. Only hospital that gets recorded is the later isolation hospital on the Links. If it's not on the 1901 census, then it's period of use could be from the report above (1872) to sometime prior to the Ordnance Survey data collection - 1897?
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Old 22-11-2018, 09:42 PM
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That building Orange the tree surgeon uses on the Wynd is an old stable. If that is the stable mentioned in the report with the Fox and Hounds at the other side, then the old pop factory was the hospital? or in that area?
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Old 23-11-2018, 01:42 PM
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The building seems to be sited on the east side of the Wynd nearly at the start of Amble so I would think the pop factory site is a candidate. The 25 inch map rather confusingly put PH on the west side of the Wynd but I think that is lack of space on the map? https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side...&right=BingHyb
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Old 23-11-2018, 10:04 PM
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In this 1902 report there is a reference to Amble Hospital. Alnwick Council appears to be trying to get Amble councillors to take Smallpox cases into 'Amble Hospital' if the need arises. They get told where to go.

Next in that report is reference to services and a lease for a 'Smallpox Hospital' which appears to be a different building - apparently on Lawson-Smith's land. Probably proposed or under construction at this time. This must be the isolation hospital on the Links.
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