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Warminster - local knowledge
« on: Monday 06 July 20 20:41 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Does anybody know anything about Sembourne Hospital, Warminster? It existed in 1962 but googling it doesn't bring up anything at all.

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Brie

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Re: Warminster - local knowledge
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 July 20 20:44 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 July 20 21:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you. I am expecting it to be a hospital for older people but did wonder whether it was a psychiatric one. The article doesn't answer that but at least it shows there was such a hospital!

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 July 20 23:30 BST (UK) »
Hi, Brie - just double checking it is Sambourne Hospital rather than Sembourne. It was originally Warminster Workhouse.

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Kirk London/Brum/Coventry/London 19c
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 04:59 BST (UK) »
Warminster workhouse closed in 1928. In 1930, the premises opened as Warminster Public Assistance Institution, and operated as an old people's home and hospital.
In 1948 the institution became part of the NHS under the name Sambourne Hospital.

The hospital was in use as a geriatric hospital until the mid 1990s.

See: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Warminster/
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 08:40 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 13:47 BST (UK) »
Thank you all, that's very helpful.

Looks far too nice for a workhouse!

Brie