Lady Aberdare Maternity Hospital, Mountain Ash, Records

Scope and Content

Register of Staff attending fire drills, 1956-1967

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Aberdare Maternity Hospital was opened as a Cottage Hospital in 1896. It was presented as a gift from Constance, the second Lady Aberdare and built mainly for colliery casualties. The hospital was sited at Granville Terrace and was supported by miners by means of a six penny levy on their pay in addition to subscriptions from other bodies and individuals. In 1922 Lady Aberdare leased the premises to the trustees of the Mountain Ash General Hospital which was then being built for the three years while it was under construction. In 1925 Lady Aberdare leased the Hospital to the District Council for 14 years at 1 shilling per annum. The General Hospital was then completed and the Lady Aberdare Hospital became the first maternity hospital in Mountain Ash. The Hospital closed in 1968 upon the opening of the maternity unit at Aberdare General Hospital.


Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Major Projects, Cwm Taf Health Board. Record collected from Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, New Road, Mountain Ash

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online

Alternative Form Available

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to 'The Leader' newspaper dated 17 Oct 1968

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are possible

Related Material

Dyffryn Estate, Aberdare Records, Mountain Ash Hospital and Maternity Home, 1896-1972 (Ref DBR/E/311) held at Glamorgan Archives

Location of Originals

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