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Report - Graylingwell Asylum, Chichester, Sept 2010

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by layz, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. layz

    layz Conquistador d'Wolverton
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    Hey Guys,


    Introduction

    This was the third site I visited with others on our south-east road trip, and it’s a place I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time. We also met up with Ali_Explores, Vmlopes and… damn I forgot :(

    The asylum conforms to the compact arrow plan and was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield; and was the only asylum he designed. The asylum was built in 1897 during the zenith of asylum construction and demonstrates great attention to detail with some lovely examples of stone and woodwork. I particularly liked the carved wooden doors and porticos designed to conceal the fire-hoses in every ward, something which most architects didn’t even bother to consider.
    The buildings of Graylingwell are much larger and grander than any other asylum I’ve visited, the ceilings are visibly higher and the isolation cells are clearly larger. Other asylums seem tucked away, yet Graylingwell has a tangible presence and appears to dominate the grounds rather than blend in.




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    Regards,
     

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