Prees Sanitorium

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michaeltench
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I have found a death registered as occuring in Prees Sanitorium in 1925 - can anyone advise details, knowledge of this sanitorium and where it was exactly - does it still exist as a building and when it closed as a samitorium.

Thanks in advance for any information

Michael Tench

havern
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Hi Michael, I looked on Google & found www.historic-hospitals.com. Under Shropshire there are a few photos and it states that between 1902 - 1913 Whitchurch Council built a Smallpox isolation hospital at Higher Heath. I was always led to believe that the remnants of buildings there were from WW2 when the RAF was on Prees Heath. Maybe the Archives have more on this or possibly the Council papers or local newpapers. I don't suppose it went unreported.

Hazel

Michael J Hulme
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Hello Michael

Following on from Hazel's helpful message I see that the Historic Hospitals web site gives the location at Ordnance Survey map ref SJ 563 365 which is on the A41 at Twemlows Big Wood (marked with a telephone symbol on a modern map) and almost exactly one mile south east of the modern Prees Heath traffic roundabout.

Looking on old maps I can't find any trace of the hospital at the above location but on the 1945-47 OS One Inch map at a point just over half a mile further south a hospital is marked on the west side of the A41 at OS map ref SJ 567 354.  See the National Library of Scotland map image at
<https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=15&lat=52.91703&lon=-2.64527&layers=12&right=BingRoad>

It is difficult to know whether this is the hospital you are looking for or whether it is one that was connected with the near by air field during the war.

Mike