Aireborough Historical Society

High Royds Hospital - Menston

High Royds
Date As Shown
Location Menston
Photo ID
J494     Photographer Dennis Court

April 2015: The High Royds hospital site which is now being redeveloped by various building companies, view from Parkinson Park which is located in an elevated  position and was once at the disposal of the Crompton Parkinson employees.


December 2014: The clock tower of what was High Royds Hospital, the site has now been developed for housing (March 2016) but this historic building remains.

Photographer Adam Dodson


2003: Views of the former High Royds Hospital which include the landmark clock tower and an internal corridor.

The site has been used for new housing but some of the original buildings are still standing.

Donated by Linda Smithson


A422 - Looking across fields from Thorpe Lane, Guiseley to High Royds Hospital.  The Hospital finally closed in 2003 and the site used for housing developments.  Some of the original buildings such as the clock tower were retained for conservation into dwellings. 

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U390 (BB046) + U391 (BB046A) - A winter view of High Royds Hospital with it's distictive clock tower looking over houses and Otley Road (A65).
The moorland in the background is bounded to the North by Hillings Lane.
This site is now a housing development, to date some of the original buildings have been retained including the clock tower (June 2013).
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FBA2810 + FBA281 -  High Royds Hospital, Memorial Chapel, November 2013 - Situated on Buckle Lane, work began to restore the chapel and grounds in 2011.

The project began when a campaign group called the Friends of High Royds Hospital was formed to transform the derelict chapel and surrounding area into a fitting and lasting memorial to all the unclaimed remains which lay in unmarked graves.
Derek Hutchinson, a former patient,  wanted the people who had been disowned and shunned by society in life to be given respect in death. Historian and photographer Mark Davis diligently researched archives and records to finally produce a list of all the patients who had been buried there, giving the deceased dignity they were denied in life.
The photographer was Edwy Harling.

Various Documents relating to High Royds, Menston which are held in the  Aireborough Historical Society Archive Room, Yeadon Town Hall.

High Royds Hospital - (Documents)
'In Splendid Isolation' books (2) by Andrew Bannister.
Short history of High Royds hospital

High Royds Hospital Commemorative Brochure (centenary 1888/1988)
Selection of newspaper cutting.

High Royds Hospital railway (history paper copy)

Site plan of High Royds grounds 8th Sept 1978

Aireborough Civic Society Hospital visit July 2013. (leaflet)

High Royds Village House plans and estate agents information and Auctioneers catalogue Thursday 20th March 2003


as a schoolboy, 1944ish. I was confined in the isolation hospital with scarlet fever. Lots of school mates also.
I think it was a epidemic.We were well looked after,lots of gargaling and hot baths.Our skin came off in sheets
We had great fun.six weeks off school,whoopee.

15 November 2019
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