English Heritage: Disability in Time and Place reveals how disabled peoples’ lives are integral to the heritage all around us.  From leper chapels built in the 1100s to protests about accessibility in the 1980s, the built environment is inextricably linked to the stories of disabled people, hidden and well-known.  This section serves as an invitation to those interested in disability or social history to explore what the historic environment has to offer. All the content has been translated into British Sign Language. You can also find out more information about buildings highlighted in these pages, some of which are open to the public.

General sites on Learning Disability

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Understanding Intellectual Disability and Health

Learning Disability Coalition

The Rix Centre: Innovation for Learning Disability

Local History in South West London

Hampton Wick History
Creates books, publishes a website and supports local activities all aimed at promoting the understanding and enjoyment of the fascinating history of this little corner of south-west London.

The Teddington Society

The Museum of Richmond

The Hampton Wick Association

A Hampton Wick Timeline

The Twickenham Museum

Kingston Museum



Social History of Learning Disability Research Group at the Open University



London Museums of Health and Medicine

Organisations with records on Normansfield

London Metropolitan Archives

Normansfield Hospital Collection at the LMA

Organisation with records on Earlswood and Pullen

Surrey History Centre