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In 1844 Dr. Joseph Fawthrop L.S.A. was living in The Square. The triangular plot of land bounded by High St., Chapel St. and Albert Road used to be called Dr Moor (where Moor St .gets its name) and The Square was situated in this area. Dr Fawthrop was said to be the first resident doctor in the village.
THE ISOLATION HOSPITAL
The hospital on Long Lane, now divided into dwellings known as The Balcony, was built in the days when infectious diseases were still a major medical problem. On 24th June, 1882, a deputation was sent to meet John Foster and son to see about buying a field in Long Lane for such a hospital, but it was unsuccessful. In April, 1893, however, the same people agreed to buy land from George Ambler for £280 and a hospital with about 20 beds was built by the Local Board and opened the same year.
Queensbury had three distinct names; up to 1702 it was known as CAUSE-WAY-END (Causeway End): then in 1702 it was re-named QUEENSHEAD, after the coaching inn in the reign of Queen Anne; and then in 1863 it was renamed QUEENSBURY.