Naburn Hospital

Naburn Hospital was a mental health facility in Naburn, North Yorkshire, England.

Naburn Hospital
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Acres House, one part of the hospital
Naburn Hospital is located in North Yorkshire
Naburn Hospital
Shown in North Yorkshire
LocationNaburn, North Yorkshire, England
Coordinates53°55′07″N 1°04′51″W / 53.9187°N 1.0808°W / 53.9187; -1.0808Coordinates: 53°55′07″N 1°04′51″W / 53.9187°N 1.0808°W / 53.9187; -1.0808
Care systemNHS
Emergency departmentN/A
SpecialityPsychiatric Hospital
ListsHospitals in England


Acres House, a property dating back to 1774, and its associated farmland were acquired in 1899 for the purposes of building an asylum.[1] The facility, which was designed by Alfred Creer using a compact arrow layout, opened as York Borough Asylum in April 1906.[2] After Naburn Lodge Farm was acquired in 1913, further expansion of the hospital became possible.[3] It became the York City Mental Hospital in 1927 and joined the National Health Service as Naburn Hospital in 1948.[4]

After the introduction of Care in the Community in the early 1980s, the hospital went into a period of decline and closed in February 1988.[2] Most of the hospital buildings were subsequently demolished and the site was redeveloped as the York Designer Outlet Centre.[5] However Acres House survives.[2]


  1. ^ Baggs, A P; Kent, G H R; Purdy, J D (1976). "'Naburn', in A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 3, Ouse and Derwent Wapentake, and Part of Harthill Wapentake". London: British History Online. pp. 74–82. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Naburn Hospital". County Asylums. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ Webb, Katherine A. (2002). From County Hospital to NHS Trust, the History and Archives of NHS Hospitals, Services and Management in York, 1740-2000. Borthwick Institute Publications. p. 98. ISBN 978-0903857994.
  4. ^ "Naburn Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ "York Designer Outlet Centre". McArthur Glen. Retrieved 16 April 2019.