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asylums

17 November 2010

1882 – Royal St. Anne’s Asylum, Redhill, Surrey

Architect: A. Hessell Tiltman Design published in The Building News, September 30th 1882. Never built to this design, the building as designed by Hickmay and Sons was a large, four storied red brick...

02 September 2010

1906 – Cumberland & Westmorland Asylum, Garlands, Carlisle, Cumbria

Architect: G. Dale Oliver Interior View of Recreation Hall & Dining Room as published in The Building News, January 19th 1906. Originally opened in 1853 to designs by J.A. Cory, the hospital was...

30 June 2010

1890 – Hartwood Asylum, Glasgow, Scotland

Architect: Campbell Douglas & Sellars In 1885 a competition held and 10 architects were asked to prepare competitive plans. Illustrated is the Administrative Block of the Campbell Douglas & Sellars entry which was...

24 June 2010

1864 – Lunatic Asylum, Carmarthen, Wales

Architect: David Brandon “This asylum is now being erected for the joint counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan, on an elevated and picturesque site, known as the Job’s Well estate, near Carmarthen, consisting...

18 June 2010

1881 – Glasgow Asylum for the Blind, Scotland

Architect: William Landless Published in The Architect June 24th 1882. The Blind Asylum was founded in 1804, with the first building on Castle Street erected in 1828 by public subscription. A competition was...

13 April 2010

1886 – City of Exeter Lunatic Asylum, Devon

Architect: R. Stark Wilkinson Published in The Building News May 16th 1884. Built 1884-86. Closed in 1987. Chapel, Ballroom, Admin block and many of the wards fronting the original building have survived, converted...

05 February 2010

1860 – Molyneux Church and Asylum for Blind Females, Leeson Park, Dublin

Architect: Rawson Carroll Winning entry for an architectural competition held in late 1859. Unsuccessful entrants included William G. Murray, John McCurdy, and William Barre. Foundation stone was church laid in June 1860 with...

05 February 2010

1850 – Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

Architect: Jacob Owen & Frederick Clarendon

26 January 2010

1864 – Northbrook Road Asylum, Ranelagh, Dublin

Architect: William G. Murray Gothic revival institution not much larger than a large Victorian house, now minus part of its spire. A strong asymmetrical design was entered through the porch under the tower....