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"Asylum" - Whittingham Hospital

A history of the psychiatric hospital near Preston, that pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs).

Cane Hill Asylum (Cane Hill Hospital)

Presents a number of recent images of the abandoned building.

Cane Hill Hospital

A historical account of the psychiatric hospital in Croydon, now closed and demolished.

County Asylums

Provides data and photographs on the remains of England and Wales' local authority funded mental hospitals.

Crossley Sanatorium

Documents in photographs and memories the history of this former sanatorium, psychiatric hospital, elderly care home and boarding school. [Cheshire].

Derelict London Hospitals

Provides photographs and commentary on some of London's derelict hospitals and medical establishments.

High Royds Lunatic Asylum

Features extensive current and historical photography and archive material from this former psychiatric hospital which closed only in 2003. [West Yorkshire].

History of the British Lunatic Asylum

Article tracing the history of the lunatic asylum, the treatments used, the conditions and the eventual decline of the mental hospital.

Index of English and Welsh Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals

Comprehensive database of asylums provided by Middlesex University.

North Wales Hospital Historical Society

Formed to share memories of ex-staff and patients who came in contact with this former Victorian asylum; includes a history, details of reunions, photo galleries, and a collection of reminiscences. [Denbigh].

Stanley Royd Hospital

An online archive dedicated to the former Pauper Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield, with articles and photographs about people, treatments, and the history of the building and its grounds.


Features a directory of former workhouses in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, plus extensive information on workhouse life and the poor laws.

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