Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire


The Canadian Red Cross Hospital was located in the grounds of Cliveden Estate, Berkshire. It was constructed in 1914 and was named The Duchess of Connaught Red Cross Hospital. During the second world war, the hospital expanded and was renamed as The Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital. After the war the hospital became part of the NHS and operated as a general hospital until around 1952 when it became mostly a maternity hospital. The hospital operated until 1985 when it was closed due to rationalisation of services. The building has been derelict since until 2006 when the landowners, National Trust, demolished the buildings to make way for private housing.

1882 map

Some photographs from the site:-

There are more photographs on Flickr


Web Links

The Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital Shrine

Wikipedia Entry
Brief History
Frances Firth Photograph


One Response to “Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire”

  1. Would this have been the hospital my grand father would have been brought to after being wounded at Vimy Ridge. I know that it was near Maiden Head and where he met my Grand mother

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