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Inverness District Asylum (former Craig Dunain Hospital)

Inverness District Asylum, otherwise known as the Northern Counties Asylum, opened in 1864. Latterly it was renamed Craig Dunain Hospital and treated patients suffering from mental illness until 2000. Since then parts of the building have been converted to housing, while … Continue reading

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Stone House Hospital, Dartford – now The Residence

Former Stone House Hospital photographed in 2005. The main range of the former hospital is now known as The Residence.  © Copyright Glyn Baker and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence A short hop from the Bluewater shopping centre is the … Continue reading

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Napsbury Park, formerly Middlesex County Asylum

Napsbury Hospital, photographed in 1992. In the centre is the dining hall, with ward blocks on either side. This leafy residential development near St Albans, within sight of the M25, has been established on the site of Napsbury Hospital, incorporating … Continue reading

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Storthes Hall, former West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Postcard of Storthes Hall Asylum, Kirkburton, West Yorkshire when newly built. Reproduced courtesy of Peter Aitkenhead. Storthes Hall was the fourth, and last, pauper lunatic asylum for the West Riding of Yorkshire. The first section, designed as an acute hospital, opened … Continue reading

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Bristol Lunatic Asylum, now the Glenside Campus of UWE

Glenside Hospital as it was in 1992 ,  © H. Richardson For nearly twenty years now the faculty of Health and Applied Sciences of the University of the West of England has occupied the old Bristol Lunatic Asylum. The asylum, latterly … Continue reading

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The Hospitals Investigator 10

In January 1993 Robert Taylor wrote the tenth in his series of newsletters for the RCHME Hospitals Project team. The text below is primarily his, I have just updated the information in places and added the illustrations. At least two … Continue reading

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The Retreat, York

The Retreat, Heslington Road, York, photographed in 2009 © Copyright Gordon Hatton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence More has perhaps been written about The Retreat since its foundation in the late-eighteenth century than almost any other psychiatric hospital in … Continue reading

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