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Report - - Napsbury Asylum, Hertfordshire - February 2013 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Napsbury Asylum, Hertfordshire - February 2013



elliot5200

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Visited with Gabe and Tig. I think this building was the nurses’ home – now completely trashed and the haunt of little preteen chavs who were roaming round the building while we were visiting. Even offered us access info (not that it was very hard). Cute.

The Middlesex County Asylum was founded in 1898 with the hospital designed in a country estate style by architect Rowland Plumbe in 1900, who also rebuilt, to his designs, the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in 1897.
The hospital was designed for 1,205 residents, and the grounds were designed by William Goldring. Napsbury opened, following the construction of the numerous buildings and extensive grounds on June 3, in 1905. According to Middlesex County Record, the initial cost, including land and equipment, was £545,000, or £473 per bed. In 1908 Plumbe designed an extension to accommodate a further 600 patients.


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The canteen


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