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Brentford Hospital

Stephen Reed sent over 20 photos from the mid 1970s during 2017. This one was taken in October 1975 and shows Brentford Hospital on Boston Manor Road, opposite Brentford railway station, with a Ford Cortina parked outside.

Lost Hospitals of London notes Brentford Hospital was officially opened on 19th May 1928 by the President of the Hospital, Col. J.B. Stracey-Clitherow, C.B.E. This website has more information about this hospital and its predecessor at 24-26 The Butts.

Earliest newspaper reports of plans to close Brentford Hospital are from 1970, at which point building of the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mattock Lane, Ealing, had started. The Middlesex County Times 17 November 1972 reported 'Brentford Hospital in Boston Manor Road is due to be demolished to make way for a re-alignment of the A315'.The demolition came later. Stephen adds the hospital was known as the 'Cottage Hospital', like its predecessor and 'was, I think, still in use in the mid 1970s but not as the main facility for the area'. Gillian Clegg notes the building was used as an old people's home from 1977 and demolished in 1993 (Brentford Past, p. 90.).

There are several photos and postcards of the older Cottage Hospital on this website: for example a postcard view fom the early 1900s.

Brentford Hospital

Stephen also sent a photo of the West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth.

Published March 2020; updated February 2021