Asylums Hellingly

Hellingly Hospital, East Sussex

The East Essex County Mental Asylum opened its doors in 1903. It is built close to the small village of Hellingly, in South East England.

Asylums Deva

Deva, Countess of Chester Asylum, Chester

The Cheshire County Lunatic Asylum, more commonly known as Deva, lies in the grounds of the still active Countess Of Chester Hospital in Chester. In

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Cane Hill Asylum, Coulsdon & West Park Asylum, Epsom

A good old trip to the iconic Cane Hill followed by an afternoon visit to West Park. Only a few places will give me the

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St Mary’s Asylum, Stannington

A brief visit to St Mary’s Asylum just to the north of Newcastle. Built in 1910 to releave presures on the nearby Sedgefield Asylum it

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Cherry Knowle Asylum, Sunderland

Sunderland County Borough began construction of its own asylum during 1893, completed in 1895. The site chosen consisted of sloping land outside the village of

Asylums High Royds

High Royds Asylum, Menston

Visited primarily to see the excellent ‘Reflecting on High Royds’ exhibition, held by fellow friend & explorer ‘Silverstealth’ at the still functional social club within

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Cane Hill Asylum, 3rd Surrey County Lunatic Asylum, Coulsdon

Cane Hill Asylum will maybe remembered not as one the most famous of the county asylums but certainly one of the most interesting. From a

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Severalls Hospital, Colchester

Severalls Hospital, (or Severalls Asylum as its was originally known) Colchester, opened in 1913 for 1800 patients. It is based on the “echelon plan”, which

Asylums Fairmile

Fairmile Hospital, Berkshire

Fairmile is one of the oldest county aslyms to have exsisted in this country having been originally founded in 1870 and eventually closing in 2003.

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West Park Hospital, Epsom

West Park Hospital or ‘West Park Asylum’ as it is more commonly called was founded in 1912 & competed by 1924. West Park was the

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Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth

Probably more well known as ‘Mid Wales Asylum’ The Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth, Brecknockshire was originally called the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum on opening