Source Information Cornwall, England, Penzance Dispensary Admissions, 1828-1841 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Data provided by Patricia T. Fawcett and Sally J. Pocock. Penzance Dispensary Records. Cornwall Record Office, Truro, England.

About Cornwall, England, Penzance Dispensary Admissions, 1828-1841

This collection contains records of patients admitted to the Penzance Dispensary between the years 1828 and 1841. Details provided typically include:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Description
  • Residence
  • Date Admitted

Historical Background

Originally established in 1809 as the Penzance Public Dispensary and Humane Society in Market Jew Street, the hospital later moved to Chapel Street in 1813 and to a second Chapel Street site in 1823. Then in 1873, after a move to the site of an old workhouse and prison in St Clare Street, it became known as the West Cornwall Dispensary and Infirmary. The hospital was re-built on that site in 1906, and in 1929 was renamed The West Cornwall Hospital.