Category: Hospitals / Asylums

Graylingwell Mental Asylum in Chichester, West Sussex

Graylingwell Mental Asylum in Chichester, West Sussex

Graylingwell Hospital¬† was a psychiatric hospital in Chichester, West Sussex. Construction of the asylum began in 1894 and was completed in 1897. The asylum was built of soft red brick with reconstituted stonework ornamentation roofed with slate in a classical Queen Anne style. Lodges and other outbuildings differed in their use of rendered upper storeys…

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High Royds Mental Asylum in West Yorkshire

High Royds Mental Asylum in West Yorkshire

High Royds in West Yorkshire ¬† History: High Royds Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital south of the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, England. ¬† The hospital is located within in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and was first opened on 8 October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. In 1988, Jimmy…

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St Peters Mortuary in Chertsey, Surrey

St Peters Mortuary in Chertsey, Surrey

HISTORY: Originally St.Peter’s was build to serve casualties of the second world war. The mortuary was built in the 1940’s on the edge of the site; after the extensive redevelopment of the site, the mortuary was found to be too small to cope with the increase in cadavers. The mortuary was shut down in April…

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