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Brislington House, now Long Fox Manor, Georgian Bristol’s exclusive private madhouse

Brislington House, engraving after S. C. Jones, c.1865.  Wellcome Library, London. Reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0  Brislington House, together with its founder Dr Edward Long Fox, was one of the most influential asylums in the first half of … 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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