TG2708 : The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum (St Andrew's Hospital)

taken 9 months ago, near to Thorpe st Andrew, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum (St Andrew's Hospital)
The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum (St Andrew's Hospital)
View from the entrance towards the main building. The porches of East Lodge (at left) and West Lodge can be seen in mid-distance.

Opened for 100 inmates in 1814, the only provision for lunatics in Norwich had until then been at the Bethel hospital within the city. The original building consisted of a range of two-storey wings for male and female patients, divided by a central administration block and service areas. The building was constructed with a view to economy, using yellow stock brick and grey slate roofing. The grounds to the south included airing courts for male and female patients and a burial ground to the south east, consecrated and opened to burials in 1815. By 1849 further alterations to the site were required. These were designed by John Brown, because Francis Stone had died in 1835. The ward blocks were expanded with projecting wings to the north and male and female accommodation was swapped with males moved from the west to the east sides.
The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum (St Andrew's Hospital)
For detailed information please read my article --> LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Evelyn Simak and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TG2708, 177 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 12 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2795 0862 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.6465N 1:22.0021E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2796 0870
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 127 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register