Hospital architecture

Hospital architecture

SAVE Hospital2

Carlton Hayes Hospital, Narborough, near Leicester
Photograph: Marcus Binney

Victorian mental asylums were built on sunny south facing sites, often with one acre of grounds to every ten patients. When the government announced that 100 out of 120 asylums were to be closed, the intention was to demolish the buildings and sell the sites for development. In 1995 SAVE's pioneering report 'Mind over Matter' first drew attention to the architectural importance and potential of these buildings and over half have now been converted to residential or college use.

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
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