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The Former Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton.

The Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton.

The Former Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton.

Closed in the 1990s.

Not far away from St George’s Church, the subject of yesterday’s photograph just to the right of this shot. This is what was originally the South Staffordshire General Hospital and Dispensary. Replacing a previous dispensary in Queen Street, this opened its doors on 1 January 1849. Expanded over subsequent years, including the splendid King Edward VII Memorial Wing in the foreground, Wolverhampton’s Royal Hospital finally succumbed to the inevitable in 1997.

Its place for serving the public has now been taken by New Cross, a modern establishment in nearby Wednesfield. Over the near 148 years it served the community, it saw much expansion and modernisation. It is currently languishing and awaiting redevelopment – hopefully utilising and restoring the remaining buildings.

For a more comprehensive history, please take a look at the page on the Wolverhampton history website.

  • Taken: 17 Apr 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/5
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 100

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