SK5842 : Panorama of Mapperley Hospital

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Arnold, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Panorama of Mapperley Hospital
Panorama of Mapperley Hospital
This was opened in 1880 as the Nottingham Borough Asylum, and "You'll end up in Mapperley" was common local usage when anyone acted strangely. It closed as a mental hospital in 1994, although a large part is still used by the NHS.
The buildings are strung out along a ridge and can be seen to advantage from this location. The main left hand wing was the female wing, with the superintendents dwelling next to it. This part is now Duncan Macmillan House, which includes a psychiatric unit and training facilities. Further right is the chapel, and the main right hand wing was the male wing. This has now been converted into apartments, together with the new buildings at the right hand side of the picture.
The buildings were designed by G.T.Hine, son of the architect of the nearby Coppice Hospital. Hine's work at Mapperley launcehed him as consultant architect to H.M. Commissioners for Lunacy. (source: Pevsner, Nottinghamshire)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 10 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 588 427 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.7058N 1:7.5350W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 584 422
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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