A great spot here yesterday from top Walsall Wood Mon, history wonk and local author Clive Roberts, who’s been as intrigued over the years as I have by the history of Crestacre, the former ‘lost’ isolation hospital in Barracks Lane, Brownhills.
I have a feeling the hospital never saw a single patient, indeed, Dr. Maddever talks about it and the condition of the building in his 1910 report on the health of Brownhills.
Note the clerk – Norman Waine – is the man who gave his name to Waine House the now long-demolished tower block, and is also credited with coming up with the name ‘Chasewater’ in the mid-1950s. If anyone has documentary proof of that, I’d welcome it. I’ve seen it somewhere, possibly here, but can’t locate it.
TO POULTRY FARMERS & OTHERS.
SALE OF PROPERTY.
The above named Council invites OFFERS in respect of the Property known as the lsolation Hospital. Barracks Lane, Sandhills, comprising two Cottages with adjacent Currugated leon Building, containing in all 2.96 acres or thereahouts.
The Property, which has recently been put in good order, may be viewed upon application to the Caretaker, who lives on the premises.
Offers must be in writing, and must he forwarded to the undersigned so that they shall be received not later than Noon on Tuesday, the 5th February, 1935. The Council is not bound to accept the lowest or any Offer.
Dated this I lth day of January, 1935.
Clerk to the Council.