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Whittingham Hospital, Goosnargh

Whittingham Hospital was built in 1869 and became one of the biggest county asylums in the county. It was known as the Lancashire County Asylum, Whittingham and took the routine name changes through the years loosing the asylum and mental hospital tags. It closed in 1995 and while some annexes …

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Lancaster Moor Asylum, Lancaster

The County Lunatic Asylum, on Lancaster Moor, opened in 1816, and since enlarged, is a stately quadrangular building of stone, with a handsome front, relieved by pillars of the Doric order, and could hold up to 2,400 patients. The annexe completed in 1882 at a cost of £125,000, occupies a …

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Glenside Hospital, Bristol

After Mid Wales the plan had to been to return home but another detour on route took us to Bristol’s own ‘City Asylum’ – Glenside was originally known as ‘Bristol City Asylum’ and opened in 1861 to a corridor plan design. It closed in 1994 and was taken over by …

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Pen-y-Fal Hospital, Abergavenny

Stopped for a quick look at the converted The Monmouthshire County Asylum, formerly known as the Joint Counties Asylum for Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire. Founded in 1846 it finally closed in 1996 before it was converted. Only the main building remains but it is wonderfully converted. The chapel sits …

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Fairmile Hospital, Berkshire

Fairmile hospital opened in 1870 and had a 132 year long career in caring for people with mental health problems. The site was purchased in in 1866 for the sum of £8,317 4s 9p. The architect Charles Henry Howells of Lancaster Place, London designed the asylum which was built at …

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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. The plan was initally to have a look at the outer buildings before looking at the far more glamous administration block and surrounding buildings. Somedays …

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