Monument record 0939800000 - Stoke Mandeville Hospital


Stoke Mandeville Hospital, built 1940 as an emergency military hospital, now a general hospital.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) MILITARY HOSPITAL (Built 1940, Modern - 1940 AD to 1948 AD)
  • GENERAL HOSPITAL (Modern - 1948 AD to 1999 AD)


Stoke Mandeville Hospital built as part of a second programme of constructing Emergency Medical Service Hospitals initiated in early 1940 and coinciding with the fall of France. Designed as a series of mainly brick and concrete hutted blocks (known as spider blocks) connected by covered walkways (B1).
Hospital opened in 1940 (B3).
The National Spinal Injuries Centre established in 1944 by Dr Ludwig Guttman, hosted annual paraplegic games from 1954 (B4).
Buildings report dated April 1992 - July 1993 held at NMR (B5)

Sources (5)

  • <1>SBC22360 Bibliographic reference: Royal Commision on Historical Monuments. 1998. English Hospitals 1660-1948: A Survey of Their Architecture and Design. pp41,196.
  • <2>SBC22526 Unpublished document: RCHME. 1991-4. Stoke Mandeville Hospital (National Buildings Record no. 100259).
  • <3>SBC19609 Bibliographic reference: Clive Birch. 1993. The Book of Aylesbury.
  • <4>SBC19608 Bibliographic reference: Hugh Hanley & Julian Hunt. 1993. Aylesbury: A Pictorial History. Introduction.
  • <5>SBC23358 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2006. NMR Buildings Reports. BF100258.


Grid reference Centred SP 82733 11874 (731m by 773m)
Civil Parish AYLESBURY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish STOKE MANDEVILLE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Jan 14 2014 3:48PM

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