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Asylum Collection

Background imageAsylum Collection: Scene at La Salpetriere in Paris

Scene at La Salpetriere in Paris
A scene at La Salpetriere, Paris, where Philippe Pinel orders the manacles removed from the mental patients

Background imageAsylum Collection: Warwick County Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire

Warwick County Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire
An aerial view of the Warwick County Mental Hospital at Hatton, Warwickshire, originally opened in 1846 as the Warwick County Lunatic Asylum. The site later became known as the Central Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Charcot & Asylum Patient

Charcot & Asylum Patient
UNE LECON CLINIQUE A LA SALPETRIERE J M Charcot demonstrates the symptoms of hysteria with a patient under hypnosis

Background imageAsylum Collection: Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Buildings and grounds of the Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, opened in 1871 as the Cheshire County Lunatic Asylum. At various times, the site was also known as Upton Mental Hospital and Deva Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Tooting Bec Asylum, Surrey

Tooting Bec Asylum, Surrey
A woman pushes a pram at the entrance to the Tooting Bec Asylum at Tooting Graveney, erected in 1899-1903 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board

Background imageAsylum Collection: Staffordshire County Asylum, Cheddleton, near Leek

Staffordshire County Asylum, Cheddleton, near Leek
The Staffordshire County Lunatic Asylum was established in 1898 on Cheadle Road, Cheddleton, near Leek. It was later known as Staffordshire Mental Hospital, then St Edwards Mental Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbigh, North Wales

North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbigh, North Wales
Administration block of the North Wales Lunatic Asylum at Denbigh, opened in 1848 and designed by Thomas Fulljames

Background imageAsylum Collection: Asylum Lodge, Devizes, Wiltshire

Asylum Lodge, Devizes, Wiltshire
The entrance lodge to the County Lunatic Asylum at Devizes, Wiltshire opened in 1851. In 1924 it was renamed Wiltshire County Mental Hospital, then in 1948 renamed Roundway Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Stone Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Stone Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Entrance to the Buckinghamshire County Lunatic Asylum at Stone, near Aylesbury. A porter stands at the right of the gateway

Background imageAsylum Collection: Licensed Victuallers Asylum

Licensed Victuallers Asylum
View of the The Licensed Victuallers National Asylum (now Caroline Gardens) in 1830, an extensive almshouse estate off Old Kent Road at Asylum Road, opened in 1827

Background imageAsylum Collection: County Lunatic Asylum, Colney Hatch, Middlesex

County Lunatic Asylum, Colney Hatch, Middlesex
The Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum was opened in 1851 at Colney Hatch, near Friern Barnet, Middlesex. It later became known as Colney Hatch Mental Hospital and then as Friern Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Derby County Mental Hospital, Mickleover, Derbyshire

Derby County Mental Hospital, Mickleover, Derbyshire
An aerial view of the Derby County Mental Hospital at Mickleover near Derby. It began life in 1851 as the Derbyshire County Lunatic Asylum, designed by Henry Duesbury

Background imageAsylum Collection: Exminster Asylum, Devon

Exminster Asylum, Devon
The administrative building of the Exminster Asylum, opened in 1845 as the Devon County Lunatic Asylum. It was later known as the Devon County Mental Hospital, then as Exminster Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Barming Asylum, Maidstone, Kent

Barming Asylum, Maidstone, Kent
The main building of Barming Asylum located on Hermitage Lane, Barming Heath, Maidstone, Kent, opened in around 1833. Also known as the Kent County Lunatic Asylum, then renamed Oakwood Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Banstead Asylum, Surrey

Banstead Asylum, Surrey
Banstead Asylum, located on Sutton Lane, Banstead, Surrey, was established in 1877 as the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum

Background imageAsylum Collection: Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain

Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain
Illustration by Louis Wain showing a cat occupying a cast-off saucepan or cooking pot during snowy weather. A selection of birds, including a magpie and a blue tit bemusedly face the cat

Background imageAsylum Collection: St Lawrences Hospital, Caterham, Surrey

St Lawrences Hospital, Caterham, Surrey
Aerial view of St Lawrences Hospital at Caterham in Surrey, originally opened in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as an imbeciles asylum for Londons sick poor suffering from mental conditions

Background imageAsylum Collection: Norfolk County Lunatic Asylum, Thorpe, Norfolk

Norfolk County Lunatic Asylum, Thorpe, Norfolk
The Norfolk County Lunatic Asylum was established in 1814 at Thorpe near Norwich. This view, from the early 1900s, shows what was then the most recent addition to the buildings

Background imageAsylum Collection: Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum, South Wales

Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum, South Wales
An aerial view of the Carmarthen Lunatic Asylum erected near Carmarthen, South Wales, in 1865 and designed by David Brandon. It was jointly used by the counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan and Pembroke

Background imageAsylum Collection: Orphan Asylum, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Orphan Asylum, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
A view of the Wolverhampton Orphan Asylum in the West Midlands. Designed by Joseph Manning, the orphanage opened in 1854 on Penn Road at Goldthorn Hill. The building is now known as the Royal School

Background imageAsylum Collection: Whittingham Asylum, near Preston, Lancashire

Whittingham Asylum, near Preston, Lancashire
Female quarters at Whittingham Asylum, Cumeragh Lane, Goosnargh, near Preston, Lancashire. The asylum, designed by Henry Littler of Manchester, opened in 1873 as the Lancashire County Lunatic Asylum

Background imageAsylum Collection: Prestwich Asylum, Lancashire

Prestwich Asylum, Lancashire
View of the Superintendents House at the Lancashire County Lunatic Asylum, at Bury New Road, Prestwich, near Manchester, designed by Isaac Holden and opened in 1851

Background imageAsylum Collection: Berrywood Asylum, Northamptonshire

Berrywood Asylum, Northamptonshire
The Northampton County Lunatic Asylum was designed by Robert Griffiths and opened in 1876 at a site on Berrywood Road, Duston, Northampton. It later became St Crispin Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Duston War Hospital, Northamptonshire

Duston War Hospital, Northamptonshire
The west wing of the Northampton County Lunatic Asylum in its First World War guise at Duston War Hospital. The building was designed by Robert Griffiths and opened in 1876 on Berrywood Road, Duston

Background imageAsylum Collection: Essex County Asylum, Brentwood, Essex

Essex County Asylum, Brentwood, Essex
The Essex County Lunatic Asylum was established in 1853 at Warley Hill, Brentwood, Essex. It later became Brentwood Mental Hospital and then Warley Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Hogarth Rake Plate 8

Hogarth Rake Plate 8
The Rakes Progress 8. A scene in Bedlam asylum

Background imageAsylum Collection: City of London Asylum, Stone, Dartford, Kent

City of London Asylum, Stone, Dartford, Kent
The City of London Asylum for pauper lunatics was established in 1862 on Cotton Lane at Stone near Dartford, Kent. The buildings, designed by James Bunstone Bunning

Background imageAsylum Collection: Napsbury Asylum Administration Block, Hertfordshire

Napsbury Asylum Administration Block, Hertfordshire
The administration block of the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum, also known as Napsbury Asylum, originally opened in 1905 on Shenley Lane, London Colney, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Background imageAsylum Collection: The Berkshire County Asylum, Moulsford, Wallingford

The Berkshire County Asylum, Moulsford, Wallingford
The Berkshire County Lunatic Asylum at Moulsford, near Wallingford. Later known as the Berkshire Mental Hospital, it was renamed Fairmile Hospital in 1948

Background imageAsylum Collection: India Sanawar

India Sanawar
Girls at play in the Lawrence Military Asylum at Sanawar, near Kasauli (Kussowlie) a school for British children : Hilary Evanss father was principal here in the 1930s

Background imageAsylum Collection: Social occasion at Colney Hatch Asylum, Middlesex

Social occasion at Colney Hatch Asylum, Middlesex
A social event, occasion unknown, in the grounds of the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum at Colney Hatch, near Friern Barnet, Middlesex

Background imageAsylum Collection: Earlswood Asylum for Idiots and Imbeciles, Redhill

Earlswood Asylum for Idiots and Imbeciles, Redhill
A view of the Earlswood Asylum for Idiots and Imbeciles, Redhill, Surrey, founded in 1847. It later became known as the Royal Earlswood Hospital. Date: circa 1854

Background imageAsylum Collection: Ground plan, Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum, Wales

Ground plan, Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum, Wales
Architects ground-floor plan of the Carmarthen Lunatic Asylum erected near Carmarthen, South Wales, in 1865 and designed by David Brandon

Background imageAsylum Collection: Royal Caledonian Orphan Asylum, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Royal Caledonian Orphan Asylum, Bushey, Hertfordshire
The Royal Caledonian Orphan Asylum at Bushey, designed by William Emerson. The buildings is now occupied by the Purcell School for Young Musicians. Date: circa 1905

Background imageAsylum Collection: Hospital of Stirling District Asylum (Bellsdyke Hospital), L

Hospital of Stirling District Asylum (Bellsdyke Hospital), L
The Hospital section of Stirling District Asylum (later renamed Bellsdyke Hospital). Date: circa 1913

Background imageAsylum Collection: Kingsway Hospital, Derby

Kingsway Hospital, Derby
An aerial view of the now-demolished Kingsway Hospital, Derby. The hospital opened in 1888 as the Derby Borough Lunatic Asylum. Date: Date unknown

Background imageAsylum Collection: The Asylum, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

The Asylum, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
The Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny, opened in 1851, becoming the Monmouthshire Lunatic Asylum in 1897. It was known as the Monmouthshire Mental Hospital from 1916 to 1923

Background imageAsylum Collection: Melancholy and raving madness, Bedlam Hospital

Melancholy and raving madness, Bedlam Hospital
The figures of melancholy and raving madness over the gateway into Bethlehem(Bedlam)Hospital. Statues by the Danish sculptor Caius Gabriel Cibber Date: 1813

Background imageAsylum Collection: Three Counties Asylum, Arlesey, Bedfordshire

Three Counties Asylum, Arlesey, Bedfordshire
The Three Counties asylum at Arlesey (misspelt on picture), near Stotfold, Bedfordshire, opened in 1859, serving Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Huntingdonshire

Background imageAsylum Collection: Springfield Hospital, Tooting, Surrey

Springfield Hospital, Tooting, Surrey
Aerial view of Springfield Hospital on Glenburnie Road, Tooting, near Wandsworth (then in Surrey, now in south west London). It was opened in 1841 as the Surrey County Lunatic Asylum

Background imageAsylum Collection: Dining Hall, Reedham Orphanage, Purley, Surrey

Dining Hall, Reedham Orphanage, Purley, Surrey
The dining hall at the Reedham Orphanage, Old Lodge Lane, Purley, Surrey. It was founded by the Rev Dr Andrew Reed, a Congregational Minister

Background imageAsylum Collection: County Asylum, Newport, Isle of Wight

County Asylum, Newport, Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight County Lunatic Asylum was opened in 1896 at Sandy Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight. It later became the Isle of Wight County Mental Hospital and then Whitecroft Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: County Asylum, Mickleover, Derbyshire

County Asylum, Mickleover, Derbyshire
The Derbyshire County Lunatic Asylum was opened in 1851 at Mickleover near Derby. Designed by Henry Duesbury, the buildings later became known as the Derbyshire County Mental Hospital

Background imageAsylum Collection: Brighton County Borough Asylum, Haywards Heath, Sussex

Brighton County Borough Asylum, Haywards Heath, Sussex
Brighton County Borough Asylum at Haywards Heath opened in 1857 as the Sussex County Lunatic Asylum. It became the East Sussex Asylum in 1894 then from 1903-1914 was known as the Brighton County

Background imageAsylum Collection: Fife and Kinross Asylum, Cupar, Fife

Fife and Kinross Asylum, Cupar, Fife
A distant view of the Fife and Kinross Asylum, Cupar. What appear to be inmates can be seen on the grass and pathway. Date: circa 1904

Background imageAsylum Collection: Earlswood Asylum, Redhill, Surrey

Earlswood Asylum, Redhill, Surrey
The charitably financed Earlswood Asylum for Idiots and Imbeciles was opened in 1855 at Redhill in Surrey. It later became known as the Royal Earlswood Hospital. Date: 1907

Background imageAsylum Collection: County Lunatic Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

County Lunatic Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Aerial view of the Buckinghamshire County Lunatic Asylum at Stone, near Aylesbury. The asylum, designed by Thomas Henry Wyatt and David Brandon, was opened in 1853

Background imageAsylum Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey

Caterham Asylum, Surrey
Charity collectors at the gates of Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Behind are the barred windows of a ward block. Like its twin at Leavesden



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