Tag Archives: London

Building Bedlam – Bethlem Royal Hospital’s early incarnations

From City fringe to St George’s Fields The dome of the Imperial War Museum, formerly Bethlem Hospital, photographed in January 2014 Visitors to the Imperial War Museum south London may easily be unaware that they are walking through the remains … Continue reading

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The Ducker House, American prefab of the 1880s

While hunting for Doecker portable hospital buildings I came across its American counterpart, including an illustrated catalogue advertising their wares published in or after 1888. Founded by William M. Ducker of Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. who had patented his invention, … Continue reading

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Repton Park, formerly Claybury Hospital

  Aerial view of Claybury, undated. (posted on flickr by Jeroen Komen and licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0) Repton Park at Woodford Bridge in Essex is a large housing estate that has been created on the site of the former Claybury … Continue reading

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