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Re: Chatham Lock Hospital
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2017, 19:41:08 »
There is an excellent book by Brian Joyce called The Chatham Scandal Published in 1999. Included in the book are the dates of the Chatham Lock Hospitals and their usage.Every historian should have a copy of this book. I have read mine several times over and each time learn something new.

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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2017, 18:09:59 »
Hi Mike, you are not alone, please see this thread:

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=19820.0

The member needs to re-host their pictures and amend their post to point to their new image host. This is something which has caused me a great deal of unwelcome, additional work.

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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 14:39:47 »
Thats a good point, it could be that this was no longer needed.  With the opening of the Naval hospital it may have freed up space in other local hospitals allowing this one to be used as an extension to Southill Barracks.

A side to your message. I keep getting an error message in place of an image/photograph: "Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting."

Is the message aimed at me or is it an error on your posting?

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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012, 00:55:54 »
Just trying to confuse me again, huh? :)
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Re: Chatham Lock Hospital
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 23:35:24 »
Sorry I meant 1903.....

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Re: Chatham Lock Hospital
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 23:33:00 »
Do you know when it was first built? I am surprised it was even there in 1803. I had assumed it was built mid to late 19th century.

In fact on looking more closely are you sure the 1803 plan is not another 1906 plan wrongly labelled. If you look the waggon shed and hay store from Southill barracks, along with the guard room, prisoners room and other hay store, are visible in "1803" and 1906 in exactly the same location, but are not present in 1903 when the area was a drying ground.

Edit: Your first post mentions it was opened in 1869, so that can't be an 1803 plan!
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 23:21:14 »
It was also in use as Barracks in 1803

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 21:32:42 »
Thats a good point, it could be that this was no longer needed.  With the opening of the Naval hospital it may have freed up space in other local hospitals allowing this one to be used as an extension to Southill Barracks.

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 21:24:44 »
That is the same time that the Naval Hospital moved from Melville to the one on the Lines isn't it?  I wonder if the new hospital made the Lock Hospital redundant so like Melville it was converted to barracks? (Assuming the Army alsp made use of the Naval hospital, which I'm unsure of.)
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 21:10:48 »
It seems the hospital was taken over as barracks by 1906.

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 16:54:46 »
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 19:58:33 »
Jan 19, 1870

Capt. Harris, an assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has visited Maidstone, Chatham and Gravesend to make the requisite arrangements for enforcing the Contagious Diseases Prevention Acts, the provision of which were extended by the latest Act passed in 1869. Officers of the Metropolitan Police specially selected, will as they have hitherto done, carry into effect certain parts of the acts. Under the new Act Maidstone and Gravesend patients will be sent to the new Government Lock Hospital, just completed, near the railway-station at Chatham, the patients from the Chatham district being also received there instead of the Lock ward of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester. An inspection of this new and extensive hospital was made by Capt. Harris. At present 40 patients are kept in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, and will be till the end of March, the surplus patients having been sent to London hospitals. The new hospital at Chatham can recieve 88 patients.

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Re: Chatham Lock Hospital
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 17:57:07 »
The houses at Port Rise are built on the site.

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Re: Chatham Lock Hospital
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 17:54:47 »
i'e read about this...
trying to work out the location of it thou, any ideas anyone?

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Chatham Lock Hospital
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 17:07:14 »
In the mid 1700's the Government were forced to open hospitals purely for the treatment of military men suffering from Syphilis, these hospitals known as Lock Hospitals, soon became used as a Venereal Disease (sexually transmitted disease) clinic.  In February 1869 a Lock Hospital was opened on Maidstone Road in Chatham close to Southill Barracks.  This hospital was to treat men from Chatham, Sheerness, Maidstone and Gravesend.

 

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