Timeline – CFA Voysey And The Winsford Cottage Hospital

1857 Charles Francis Annesley Voysey born at Hessle, Yorkshire. 1859 Cranley (later Cranleigh) Village Hospital in Surrey established by a doctor, Mr Alfred Napper in a converted cottage. This is generally considered to be the first of the enduring Cottage Hospitals. 1869 Voysey’s father, an Anglican minister, charged with heresy. 1874 May. C F A … click to read more

Parson Jack Russell’s Doctor

Mr Thomas Linnington Ash LRCP (Edinburgh) MRCS (England) Thomas Linnington Ash was the Winsford Hospital’s first attending medical officer and a Justice of the Peace for Devon since 1890. Of interest to many will be that fact that he was also the doctor attending the Reverend Jack Russell – he who bred the eponymous terrier. … click to read more

Winsford Cottage Hospital – My Little Grey Home In The West

Many have commented on this little watercolour that has hung in the main corridor of the Winsford Cottage Hospital for as long as any can remember. It was painted in December 1915 by John Gilmour, a convalescent soldier. The paintings title “My Little Grey Home in the West” shows a fondness he must have had … click to read more

The Cottage Hospital Movement

Cottage Hospitals developed in the second half of the 19th century. They were made possible and successful by international developments in hospital treatment: the use of anaesthetics in surgery from 1845; higher standards of nursing care under the guidance of Florence Nightingale, particularly after the opening of the Nightingale Training School for nurses at St … click to read more

Victorian Cottage Hospital

The hospital at Halwill Junction is the best preserved and, designed by C F A Voysey, architecturally, by far the finest example of a Victorian Cottage Hospital in England. A Brief History Originating as a late Victorian Cottage Hospital the Winsford Centre is part of an important strand in the history of health care provision, … click to read more

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