We have recently received this email from MIke Dobson, who spoke to an Archive member at the Community Showcase Day on 19th August.
“Further to seeing you at your stall in the High Street last weekend, as promised I attach a photo of an ordnance survey dated 1805, which if you zoom in there is reference to a Hospital being present around the junction, I think, of Castledon Road and London Road (today’s names). I cannot find any reference anywhere about this building and wondered if you were aware of it’s existence?
On a later Ordnance Survey map of 1919 this Hospital appears to have disappeared. If you do have any information, I would be extremely interested. I look forward to hearing from you.”
A map of 1895 doesn’t show a hospital. Can anyone throw any light on this building?
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