Second visit to the Stanley Royd Chapel. Something I swore I’d never visit again due to it being one of the most disgusting explores ever! Having said that it’s almost one of the most beautiful for that majestic stained glass window that really should be preserved in the asylum museum just a few 100 yards away.
Stanley Royd was one of the earliest asylums built with construction starting in 1816. Work completed in November 1818. It closed in 1996 and has since been converted for residential use.
The Stephen Beaumont museum which is still on the site is open from 10am to 4pm on Wednesdays and provides a unique insight to asylum life. The exhibition includes restraining equipment, a padded cell, photographs dating from 1862 plus medical and surgical equipment and documents.