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For this period the probate documents of 18 inhabitants of Basingstoke have been selected to reflect the range of occupations in the town, some sho

Long before any woman formally qualified in dentistry Taunton had a female dentist.

Feilding Palmer Cottage Hospital in Lutterworth opened in 1899, and remains open as a hospital in 2015, providing heathcare services to the local c

These pages were missing from the Minute Books of the Basingstoke Poor Law Union in 1866, where the reports for the outlying parishes were transcri

Victorian Asylum to Psychiatric Hospital

William White, an apothecary (pharmacist) made his own potions and remedies to sell to the people of Basingstoke and the surrounding villages.

There was a new initiative to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from dirty conditions following the Diseases Prevention Act of 1855; the li

Overton House, rebuilt in brick for the local surgeon in the early 19th century.

The Great or Warwick Almshouses, founded 1455-6. (Photo by Mike Hesketh-Roberts, English Heritage)

Ledbury Community Health and Care Centre was opened in 2002.