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Report - St Johns Asylum. Bracebridge Heath. Lincoln.

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Spiral Architect, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Spiral Architect

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    99% know all about this famous Asylum and It's history, and for the 1% that don't! Here is the all important info.

    St. Johns Asylum was designed by John R Hamilton of Gloucester assisted by Thomas Percy, Surveyor to the County of Kesteven , the Asylum was also called “Bracebridge Heath Asylum,â€￾ but its formal name was the long and cumbersome: “Lindsey and Holland Counties and Lincoln and Grimsby District Lunatic Asylum.

    It also operated under the name: “Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum and was built in 1852 on a slight rise in Bracebridge parish, Originally built to house 250 inmates, it was enlarged in 1859, 1866, 1881 and 1902.

    The asylum grounds covered 120 acres.

    The asylum finally closed in 1989 and was bought by a property developer a few years later who has converted half of the site into houses but the main asylum buildings are Grade II listed buildings and cant be demolished.

    1852-1893 Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum or Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum
    1894-1915 Lincolnshire Lunatic Asylum
    1897-1898 Lindsey, Holland, Lincoln and Grimsby District Pauper Lunatic Asylum
    1903-1920 Lincolnshire Asylum
    1898-1902 Bracebridge Pauper Lunatic Asylum
    1902-1919 Bracebridge District Lunatic Asylum
    1919-1948 Bracebridge Mental Hospital
    1930-1938 Lincolnshire Mental Hospital
    1939-1960 Bracebridge Heath Hospital
    1961-1989 St John’s Hospital, Bracebridge Heath

    The grounds were cultivated by the inmates to provide vegetables and sewage was disposed of by irrigation over 10 acres of land about a half mile from the asylum.

    St. Johns also had a cemetery of one and half acres on the grounds, with its own mortuary chapel.



    My first trip here ended in disaster thanks to security :banghead So Nocton Hall made for the usual substitute option.

    Second time round however proved to be fruitful. St Johns has to be one of my fave explores.

    So without anymore waffle! On with the fruits of my labour :thumb

    I hope you enjoy.

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