Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

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Princess Alexandra Hospital
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
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Princess Alexandra Hospital
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow is located in Essex
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
Shown in Essex
LocationHarlow, Essex, England
Coordinates51°46′17″N 0°05′11″E / 51.771444°N 0.086361°E / 51.771444; 0.086361Coordinates: 51°46′17″N 0°05′11″E / 51.771444°N 0.086361°E / 51.771444; 0.086361
Care systemNational Health Service
Hospital typeGeneral
Affiliated universityBarts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Emergency departmentYes

The Princess Alexandra Hospital is an acute general hospital in Harlow, Essex, England. It is managed by the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.


The hospital, which was designed by Easton & Robertson[1] and built on the site of Parndon Hall, the former home of Godfrey Arkwright, opened in phases between 1958 and 1966.[2][3] The Kent Wing, designed by the Percy Thomas Partnership, opened in 1996 and the Jenny Ackroyd Centre, designed by Tangram Architects, opened in 2004.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

A scene from the film A Clockwork Orange was shot at the hospital in 1970[4] and Victoria Beckham was born there in 1974.[5]


  1. ^ a b Bettley, James; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2007). Essex. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300116144.
  2. ^ "Harlow, Princess Alexandra Hospital c.1965". Francis Frith. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  3. ^ Powell, W R; Board, Beryl A; Briggs, Nancy; Fisher, J L; Harding, Vanessa A; Hasler, Joan; Knight, Norma; Parsons, Margaret (1983). "'Harlow Town', in A History of the County of Essex". London: British History Online. pp. 149–158. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  4. ^ "A Clockwork Orange". IMDB. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Victoria Beckham – Businesswoman". Celeb Family. Retrieved 24 November 2018.