St John's Hospital, Stone

Coordinates: 51°48′08″N 0°52′31″W / 51.8021°N 0.8753°W / 51.8021; -0.8753
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St John's Hospital
St John's Hospital
St John's Hospital, Stone is located in Buckinghamshire
St John's Hospital, Stone
Shown in Buckinghamshire
LocationStone, Buckinghamshire, England
Coordinates51°48′08″N 0°52′31″W / 51.8021°N 0.8753°W / 51.8021; -0.8753
Care systemNHS
SpecialityMental health
ListsHospitals in England

St John's Hospital was a mental health facility at Stone, Buckinghamshire, England.


The disused hospital chapel

The hospital, which was designed by Thomas Henry Wyatt and David Brandon using a corridor layout, opened as the Buckinghamshire County Asylum in January 1853.[1]

Additional wings to the main building and a detached chapel were added in the late 19th century.[1]

It became Buckinghamshire Mental Hospital in 1919 and, after additional staff accommodation was built in the 1930s, it joined the National Health Service as St John's Hospital in 1948.[2] An admissions building and a sports and social club were completed in 1959.[1]

After the introduction of Care in the Community in the early 1980s, the hospital went into a period of decline and closed in 1991.[1] Despite extensive local protests, the hospital buildings were subsequently demolished and the site redeveloped for residential use.[1]

The hospital chapel survives and is a Grade II listed building.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "St John's Hospital, Stone". County Asylums. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ "St John's Hospital, Stone". National Archives. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Chapel at St John's Hospital (1203986)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2019.