Worcestershire mental health records


  • Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Project summary

This project will make 19th and 20th century records from Powick and Barnsley Hall Hospitals, Worcestershire, available for anonymised and pseudonymised research. Powick opened in 1852 and closed in 1989. To relieve the pressure on Powick, Barnsley Hall opened in 1899. It closed in 1996. The project will catalogue, conserve and create an online catalogue to international standards and bring together partially listed material, uncatalogued backlogs and other records in the Hospital Records Database. There are over 1,500 files from both hospitals, including administrative and financial records, patient admission, discharge and death records, and staff files. This is an exciting collection for any historian interested in 19th and 20th century mental health services.