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Thread: St John's Mental Asylum, Lincolnshire, Jan 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrbex View Post
    What's the difference between the two? I'm happy to change title of the report.
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    It's a semantics thing that a friend hammered into me early on when I was engrossed in the Asylums.

    The county asylums were originally named Lunatic Asylums, which literally translate as a a place of refuge/safety for people with unhealthy minds. I think this naming convention came from the 1818 County Asylums act, but i am not 100% certain of that. I think Insane Asylum is an American naming convention (my initial post was incorrect). Before the state provided county asylums after 1818, they were typically named as Madhouses or Retreats.

    The definition of a mental hospital is a place where where treatment is provided to the mentally unwell. Calling something a mental asylum would mean that someone is seeking refuge from their mind!



    The naming convention was defined in the Mental Treatment Act of 1930 and Asylum was replaced with Mental Hospital. This reflects the changes in treatment and structure of the County Asylum system from the original act of 1818. After 1930, outpatient treatment was offered at all Asylums / Mental Hospitals. The institutions changed form being one of a refuge to one of treatments.

    Phew, that was a little complex. I'll have to steal that and add it to my websites information!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionate View Post
    #latereply

    It's a semantics thing that a friend hammered into me early on when I was engrossed in the Asylums.

    The county asylums were originally named Lunatic Asylums, which literally translate as a a place of refuge/safety for people with unhealthy minds. I think this naming convention came from the 1818 County Asylums act, but i am not 100% certain of that. I think Insane Asylum is an American naming convention (my initial post was incorrect). Before the state provided county asylums after 1818, they were typically named as Madhouses or Retreats.

    The definition of a mental hospital is a place where where treatment is provided to the mentally unwell. Calling something a mental asylum would mean that someone is seeking refuge from their mind!

    The naming convention was defined in the Mental Treatment Act of 1930 and Asylum was replace with Mental Hospital. This reflects the changes in treatment and structure of the County Asylum system from the original act of 1818. After 1930, outpatient treatment was offered at all Asylums / Mental Hospitals. The institutions changed form being one of a refuge to one of treatments.

    Phew, that was a little complex. I'll have to steal that and add it to my websites information!
    Ah I see. Nice little bit of info as well. Thanks!
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    No worries KP, was interesting to me digging up the information I had again. It has made me realised a page on my website needs updating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgus View Post
    this site is still undergoing further planning permission and was postponed until further notice early in 2018. All diggers, trucks and bricks in which they use to referb the whole complex are still there also.

    I went the other week with two of my best friends as we are also keen urban explorers and we were upset to the max.

    Not only were we worn out about having to try and find the one and only way in, but the first block we entered, was completely destroyed. Glass broken everywhere due to vandals and also up on to the first floor, the actual floor was sinking as felt as though if you were to use all your body weight to shimmy round the corners you were going to fall through.

    The site is an absolute beautiful view, just a shame that a place like this is left to rot and turn in to a standing death trap rather than a free, abandoned museum...
    I'm not sure why you were expecting it to be anything other than "destroyed"? It doesn't look any different than it did six years ago when I was last there!

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