Manuscripts and Special Collections

Ellerslie House Home

Ellerslie House Home for Paralysed Soldiers and Sailors was set up in 1917, at the instigation of the Nottingham Sport Club, and by private subscription.

Ellerslie House itself, on the corner of First Avenue and Gregory Boulevard in Nottingham, was purchased by the 6th Duke of Portland and donated to a committee established to provide long-term care for back and other paralysing injuries among ex-servicemen. Medical operations and care were performed at the General Hospital in Nottingham.



Photograph of the exterior of Ellerslie House Home, 1931

Ellerslie House Home, 1931 (From Uhf R 6)


Within ten years of its foundation its initial constituency of patients began to disappear. It extended its functions to mining and other sources of injury, and was re-named 'Ellerslie House Home'. In 1948 it was placed in Nottingham No. 2 Hospital Group of the Regional Health Board, and continued its work into the 1960s.  



Official records of the Hospital

The papers were amongst the various transfers of hospital records made by the Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) South Nottingham District to the University of Nottingham in the 1970s.

The catalogue of the Ellerslie House Home collection (Uhf) is available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. 

This small collection of records relates to one of Nottingham's lesser known hospitals, and does not represent the full extent of records which would have been created by the institution. The collection includes accounts (1928-1947), minutes (1917-1938), annual reports (1923-1932), a visitors' book (1923-1948), and newspaper cuttings. Patient and clinical records are not present.


Further Reading

Hayes, Nick (2016). 'Nottingham's Home for Heroes? Ellerslie House for Paralysed Soldiers and Sailors' in East Midlands History & Heritage, 2, 26-28


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