TF0443 : Rauceby Hospital site

taken 11 years ago, near to Quarrington, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Rauceby Hospital site
Rauceby Hospital site
Rauceby Hospital was a large mental hospital close to Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and was originally called Kesteven County Asylum.

The Asylum, which started in 1894, but didn't open until 1897. The grounds covered some 115 acres. Construction finished in 1902 and opened in June of that year to patients.

The hospital was taken over by the RAF in June 1940 as No.4 RAF Hospital Rauceby - a Crash and Burns Unit for the pilots in Lincolnshire. Existing patients were transferred to neighbouring institutions. RAF Cranwell's medical unit ran the hospital.

There are two grave yards, opposite the old staff houses to the rear of the hospital. Most of the stones were moved to the sides in the 1960s.

The hospital closed in 1997 and stood unused for several years. It was featured on Restoration Nation as a showcase of these types of building and what happens to them when they fall into disuse.

New homes are now being built but the locations is now "Devessey Meadows" Willoughby Road, Greylees, Lincolnshire. With 2,4,5 and 6 bedroom homes from 123,995
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 March, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 042 437 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.8636N 0:26.9494W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 042 436
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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