Cheadle Royal Hospital

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Cheadle Royal Hospital, originally the Manchester Royal Lunatic Asylum, is a psychiatric hospital situated 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 at Manchester in 1763 when only three other similar institutions existed in England. The original lunatic hospital was built in 1763 next to the Manchester Infirmary in what later became Piccadilly Gardens but in 1849 it was relocated by the trustees to a new site in Cheadle ten miles to the south. The first site at Cheadle was only 37 acres but either by purchase or gift 220 more acres were acquired and additional buildings were built. In 1903 "The North House" was opened and in 1911 a convalescent hospital in Colwyn Bay, north Wales, was opened. In 1928 the hospital had provision for the treatment of 400 private patients.[1]


It is now part of the Priory Group.

See also[edit]


  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

External Links[edit]

The Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal