|Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust|
|Location||Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Affiliated university||University of Oxford|
|Emergency department||No Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
The hospital opened as the Oxford Lunatic Asylum in July 1826. It was designed by Richard Ingleman (1777–1838) and built of Headington stone. The name commemorates the philanthropist Samuel Wilson Warneford. It was renamed the Warneford Hospital in 1843 and extended by J.C. Buckler in 1852 and by William Wilkinson in 1877.
The hospital originally charged fees for treatment of middle class patients with a fund eventually being set up for the care of poor patients. Men and women were originally segregated on different sides of the hospital with this practice continuing into the 1950s.
Warneford Hospital was extensively mentioned in the book Dark Clouds Gather written by Katy Sara Culling about mental illness and published in 2011.
- Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Warnford Hospital". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 491–492. ISBN 0-333-39917-X.
- "Warneford Hospital, Oxford". National Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
- Historic England. "Warneford Hospital (1245464)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1899). . Dictionary of National Biography. 59. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- "Warneford". Oxford Archives. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
- Culling, Katy Sara (2011). Dark Clouds Gather. Chipmunka Publishing. ISBN 978-1847476678.
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