fonds NHS/EAL - East Ayton Lodge Archive

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East Ayton Lodge Archive


  • [1940s-1960s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.04 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Name of creator


Administrative history

East Ayton Lodge, near Scarborough, was opened in 1947 as a convalescent annexe to Clifton Hospital. It had 20 beds and was used for women patients.

After the creation of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, it became part of York B Group, an organisational unit within the NHS. Thereafter it was used not only by Clifton Hospital but also by other mental hospitals in Leeds Region. These included St James' Hospital in Leeds, Stanley Royd near Wakefield and Scalebor Park Hospital at Burley-in-Wharfedale during the mid-1950s. Few alterations were made to the hospital between 1948 and 1974.

In 1974 it was transferred to Scarborough Health District, and it closed in 1978.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1995 as part of the transfer of York Health Archives to the Institute from their temporary home at Clifton Hospital.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Photographs, 1940s; land and buildings records, comprising plans and drawings, 1946, 1949, 1960s, and related papers, 1947-1960s.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

For related material held by the Borthwick Institute, see the archives of York B Group Hospital Management Committee and its successors, particularly its printed biennial reports, as well as those of Clifton Hospital, for which East Ayton Lodge served as an annexe.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion



  • English



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