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Report - Severalls Asylum ,Cholchester, july 2011

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by space invader, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. space invader

    space invader 28DL Full Member
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    visited with obscurity and wevsky :thumb

    a little history .....

    Severalls Hospital in Colchester, Essex, UK was a psychiatric hospital built in 1910 which first opened in May 1913. The 300-acre (1.2 km2) site housed some 2000 patients and was based on the "Echelon plan" - a specific arrangement of wards, offices and services within easy reach of each other by a network of interconnecting corridors. This meant that staff were able to operate around the site without the need to go outside in bad weather. Unlike modern British hospitals, patients in Severalls were separated according to their gender. The architect of the asylum was Frank Whitmore.
    Villas were constructed around the main hospital building as accommodation blocks between 1910 and 1935. Most of the buildings are in the Queen Anne style, with few architectural embellishments, typical to the Edwardian Period. The most ornate buildings are the Administration Building, Larch House & Severalls House (originally the Medical Superintendent's residence).

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    a good reason to go back :D ...

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    Thanks for looking :)
     

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