Cheadle Royal Hospital

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Cheadle Royal Hospital
Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal from the air - - 5904819.jpg
Cheadle Royal Hospital from the air
Cheadle Royal Hospital is located in Greater Manchester
Cheadle Royal Hospital
Shown in Greater Manchester
LocationHeald Green, Greater Manchester, England
Coordinates53°22′29″N 2°13′16″W / 53.3748°N 2.2211°W / 53.3748; -2.2211Coordinates: 53°22′29″N 2°13′16″W / 53.3748°N 2.2211°W / 53.3748; -2.2211
Care systemPrivate
Hospital typeSpecialist
Emergency departmentNo
SpecialityMental Health

Cheadle Royal Hospital, (also known as the Priory Cheadle Royal), is a psychiatric hospital on Wilmslow Road in Heald Green, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1848 and 1849, the main building is a Grade II listed building.[1]


The hospital was founded at a time when only two other similar institutions existed in England (Bethlem and St Luke's)[2] and was initially located next to the Manchester Infirmary in 1763.[3] It was designed by Richard Lane in the Elizabethan style[1] and it opened as the Manchester Lunatic Hospital in 1766.[2] It had 24 beds when it opened but it had over 100 patients by 1800.[2]

The facility relocated to Cheadle, ten miles to the south, as the Manchester Royal Hospital for the Insane, in 1849.[2] Voluntary patients, known as boarders, were admitted from 1863.[2] The hospital expanded through the construction of villas on the Cheadle site in the 1860s and through the acquisition of houses in Colwyn Bay in the 1870s.[2]

The facility became Cheadle Royal Hospital in 1902[2] and North House, with accommodation for 80 additional patients, was opened in 1903.[4] It had provision for the treatment of 400 patients in 1928[5] but it chose to remain private rather than joining the National Health Service in 1948.[2] The hospital was acquired by its management team in 1997 and then by Priory Group in 2010.[6]

Famous patients[edit]

Famous patients have included:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Cheadle Royal Hospital (1001337)". National Heritage List for England.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cheadle Royal Hospital". Manchester Medical Collection. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Cheadle Royal Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ Brockbank, William (1952). Portrait of a Hospital. London: William Heinemann. pp. 116–164.
  5. ^ The Book of Manchester and Salford...for the...annual meeting of the British Medical Association...1929. Manchester: George Falkner & Sons, 1929; p. 146-47
  6. ^ "Cheadle Royal sold to Priory in Affinity deal". Business Desk. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^  Owen, W. B. (1912). "Briggs, John" . In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  8. ^ Margot Bryant on IMDb

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