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    Lancaster became a provincial centre for the treatment of mental illness during the nineteenth century, and in 1809 the decision was made to build the proposed County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster. This followed the creation of the County Asylums Act 1808. The asylum was built, and was the first County Lunatic Asylum in Lancashire and the fourth t be built under the terms of the new act. It opened in 1816 under the name of The County Lunatic Asylum for the County Palatine of Lancaster. It was extended in 1824 and 1882, and by 1891 it accommodated 1833 patients. More buildings were added in later years to house private patients. At one time the asylum could hold up to 3200 patients. The asylum was later renamed Lancaster Moor Hospital, and closed down in 1991, and was listed as a Grade II listed building.

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    Lovely stuff, as always. Thanks for sharing.
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    absolutely bob on that mate, love the peeps shotz too!! :)
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    Great shots there Pete! Loving the crew shots :D Would love to see this place :)
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