NorthWest Exploration Forum  
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Go Back   NorthWest Exploration Forum > Site Reports > Asylums & Hospitals
Reload this Page ARCHIVE - Whittingham hospital 02/09
Asylums & Hospitals Pretty self explanatory this one.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
ARCHIVE - Whittingham hospital 02/09
(#1)
Old
pixielulu's Avatar
pixielulu is Offline
Member
 
Posts: 63
Join Date: Apr 2008
Arrow ARCHIVE - Whittingham hospital 02/09 - 09-02-2009, 21:49

I know this has been posted forever, but i hardly ever post reports so here we go

some history for those noobs amongst us
Whittingham Hospital opened officially on 1st April 1873, built by bricks made on site, the source being what became to be known as the "duck pond" but referred to on maps as the "fish pond". The kiln for the manufacture of the bricks was situated, apparently, in what is known "Super's Hill Woods", at the back of the hospital, on the road to Grimsargh. The hospital was built in four "phases", the first being St Luke's (the Main), followed by St John's (the Annex), then Cameron House, and lastly St Margaret's (the New or West Annex). In addition to these 'divisions' there was also a Sanatorium of fourteen beds built for Infectious Diseases, which became known as Fryars' Villa, later to become part of the accomodation for the resident staff. The hospital served the community for almost 150 years, and, in its' day, was a virtually self sufficient community.

Proposal for an additional Asylum within Lancashire was called for and, following decisions as a result of the Local Government Act of 1888, it was decided to build an Asylum. The first choice of site was just behind Fulwood Barracks in Preston, but this gave way to a preferential site at Got Field Farm, to be known as Whittingham. This site was chosen, primarily, because there was a good natural supply of fresh water more readily available than other sites, and it was within easy reach of Preston.

































big thanks to Broughton Boy and Buried Alive for driving and being great company even thought i wasnt


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixielulu/

Last edited by pixielulu; 01-04-2009 at 22:24.
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ARCHIVE - Whittingham Hospital - Dec 08 Skin Asylums & Hospitals 0 21-12-2008 04:15
ARCHIVE - Whittingham Hospital, September 08 Over Asylums & Hospitals 0 23-10-2008 22:30
ARCHIVE - Whittingham Hospital - 16.09.08 Stoka Asylums & Hospitals 2 21-09-2008 21:08
ARCHIVE - Whittingham Hospital, Preston - 28/06/08 Over Asylums & Hospitals 0 09-07-2008 18:13
ARCHIVE - whittingham hospital 25/05/08 pixielulu Asylums & Hospitals 0 30-05-2008 23:32



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
2008-2015. Photographs and text are copyright and the property of the poster unless otherwise stated, and should not be used without express written permission.
Any opinions stated by users of this forum are NOT those of the site owners, each poster takes FULL responsibility for their own posts.