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Mental Collection

Background imageMental Collection: L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. How our gunners won the VC and silenced the fire of the German guns in face of overwhelming odds Retreat from Mons, 1st September 1914

Background imageMental Collection: Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham

Shotley Bridge General Hospital, County Durham
Aerial view of Shotley Bridge Hospital, County Durham. It was originally opened by the Gateshead Union in 1912 as a TB sanatorium (far right of picture)

Background imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageMental Collection: Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex
The administration block at Highwood (or High Wood) School, Brentwood, Essex. The school was opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1904 for the treatment of ophthalmia in children

Background imageMental Collection: Union Workhouse, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland

Union Workhouse, Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Female lunatic inmates sit in an airing yard at the Cootehill Union Workhouse, County Cavan, Ireland

Background imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Brockhall Hospital, Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire

Brockhall Hospital, Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire
Aerial view of Brockhall Hospital at Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire, established in 1904 by the Lancashire Inebriates Acts Board as an inebriate reformatory for women

Background imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex
Aerial view of Highwood (or High Wood) Hospital, Brentwood, Essex, used for the care of children with tuberculosis. The site was originally opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1904 for

Background imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Henstead Union Workhouse, Swainsthorpe, Norfolk

Henstead Union Workhouse, Swainsthorpe, Norfolk
The driveway up to Henstead Union workhouse at Swainsthorpe, Norfolk. The building, erected in 1836, was designed by John Brown

Background imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Great Barr Colony, Staffordshire

Great Barr Colony, Staffordshire
Great Barr colony for mental defectives, opened circa 1918 by the Walsall and West Bromwich Joint Committee to house people with severe learning difficulties

Background imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Highcroft Hall Hospital, Erdington, Birmingham

Highcroft Hall Hospital, Erdington, Birmingham
An aerial view of Highcroft Hall Hospital on Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham. The hospital was originally opened in around 1870 as the Aston Union workhouse

Background imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Ewell Epileptic Colony, Epsom, Surrey

Ewell Epileptic Colony, Epsom, Surrey
Lime Villa at the Ewell Epileptic Colony, Hook Road, Epsom, Surrey. The colony, opened in 1903 by the London County Council, was later known as Ewell Mental Hospital and then as St Ebbas Hospital

Background imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex
Children with tuberculosis at Highwood (or High Wood) Hospital, Brentwood, Essex. Beds were placed on the balconies to provide sun and fresh air

Background imageMental Collection: Mental Cruelty by H. M. Bateman

Mental Cruelty by H. M. Bateman
A banks customer struggles to control his reactions at seeing piles of money being handled by the staff behind the counter

Background imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Airing Court at Fountain Mental Hospital, Tooting, Surrey

Airing Court at Fountain Mental Hospital, Tooting, Surrey
Children and nurses enjoy playing with toys in an airing court at the Fountain Hospital at Tooting in Surrey (now South London)

Background imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers

Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers
I won t - After a raid on the British lines in Northern France, a Gordon Highlander is being interrogated by German Officers.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageMental Collection: Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres

Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere, though the illustration was first done in 1914

Background imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Newtown & Llanidloes Union Workhouse, Caersws, Wales

Newtown & Llanidloes Union Workhouse, Caersws, Wales
A view of the Newtown and Llanidloes Union Workhouse at Caersws, Montgomeryshire (now Powys), Wales. The building, designed by Thomas Penson of Oswestry, opened in 1840

Background imageMental 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 imageMental Collection: Childrens Ward, Fountain Mental Hospital, Tooting, Surrey

Childrens Ward, Fountain Mental Hospital, Tooting, Surrey
Children in cots and nurses in a ward of the Fountain Hospital at Tooting in Surrey (now South London). The hospital was opened in 1893 as a fever hospital by the Metropolitan Asylums Board



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