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Derbyshire General Infirmary - exterior showing main entrance, London Road, c 1810
Miss Frances Webb
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The Derbyshire General Infirmary was founded in 1810 on land formerly part of the Castlefields estate - it became the Royal Infirmary after Queen Victoria visited to lay a new foundation stone and granted it this status in 1891.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.