Cheadle Royal Hospital

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Cheadle Royal Hospital, originally the Manchester Royal Lunatic Asylum, is a psychiatric hospital on Wilmslow Road in Heald Green, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1848-1849, the main building is Grade II listed and was designed by Richard Lane in the Elizabethan style. Coordinates: 53°22′29″N 2°13′16″W / 53.3748°N 2.2211°W / 53.3748; -2.2211


The hospital was founded in 1763, when only three other similar institutions existed in England, next to the Manchester Infirmary in what later became Piccadilly Gardens. In 1849, it relocated to a new, 37 acre site in Cheadle, ten miles to the south. By purchase or gift, 220 more acres were acquired and additional facilities built. In 1903, the North House opened and in 1911 a convalescent hospital in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. In 1928, the hospital had provision for the treatment of 400 private patients.[1]

England spin bowler Johnny Briggs died in Cheadle Royal Hospital in 1902.

Actress Margot Bryant was an inpatient from 1976 until her death in 1988.

It is now part of the Priory Group.

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  1. ^ The Book of Manchester and Salford...for the...annual meeting of the British Medical Association...1929. Manchester: George Falkner & Sons, 1929; p. 146-47

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