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Report - Barrow Gurney Mental Hospital, Bristol, jan 2012

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by space invader, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. space invader

    space invader 28DL Full Member
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    visited with obscurity and Mrs obs ...

    a little history ...
    The hospital was first built between 1934-1937 with the first patients being admitted in 1938. Barrow was built in a more modern style than the nearby Bristol Lunatic Asylum - The Glenside, which was a huge imposing Victorian building built in the 1850's. Barrow was made up of lots of smaller buildings in a colony style.During World War II the hospital was requisitioned by the British government as use as a Naval Hospital. In 1946 the Navy left and the hospital finally reverted back to its intentional use in late 1948...

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    thanks for looking :)
     

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