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Offline HGUOLS

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Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
« on: Monday 15 September 14 02:02 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know the exact location (address) of this former maternity home? Does the building still stand? I was born there in 1953.

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Re: Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 September 14 02:11 BST (UK) »
The correct spelling appears to be Colinswood  with one 'L'.

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Re: Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 September 14 03:04 BST (UK) »
Could this be the repurposed Colinswood Maternity facility?

http://www.zoopla.co.uk/to-rent/details/33409920#VaDQdp2xBhsqxt2f.97

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Re: Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 September 14 08:30 BST (UK) »
Hi

Welcome to rootschat  :)

Have you seen this thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=634764.

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Re: Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 September 14 09:10 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know the exact location (address) of this former maternity home? Does the building still stand? I was born there in 1953.

You can see Colinswood on the old maps at http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html?coords=495992,186218
Aerial view of present Collinswood House http://binged.it/1pggvBh
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Re: Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 September 14 03:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosie and Stan for your help. Your information and some I found elsewhere would seem to confirm that it is indeed the location of the Colinswood place. The building still exists near Yew Place. From a real estate listing it appears the complex has been turned into an upscale residential facility. Does anyone have archive photos of the facility during the years it was a maternity house or know who might (government agency, museum, etc.)?

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Re: Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
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Re: Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 07 April 19 11:57 BST (UK) »
Thank you posting the only picture I have seen thus far of the Colinswood Maternity Facility. It looks like a quaint setting. The darn trees/bushes block most of the view. Maybe there are others photos. I couldn't make out the writing on the bottom as I was hoping the source might lead to more photos.

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Re: Colinswood Maternity Facility, Common Farnham Royal, United Kingdom
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 07 April 19 11:59 BST (UK) »
Is it possible to get the photo scanned so it is at a higher resolution? Thanks.