John TINGLE d. 1875 Gloucestershre Lunatic Asylum (General)

by mrsbruso @, Saturday, July 23, 2011, 03:16 (1344 days ago)

Sorry for the delay in replying to this, but I think that you will find that prior to 1883, the County of Gloucester Lunatic Asylum was located in Horton Road, Wotton. There are photographs and a history of the asylum available on the web.

My own gg grandfather died there (exhaustion and melancholia) in 1882, before the new site opened. Since JT died seven year earlier I think it's probably safe to assume he died at Wotton. If you search the forum index you will find Slowhands gave a nice overview of the Asylum in the past. http://www.forum.forest-of-dean.net/index.php?id=14551

I know I found my gg grandfather there in the 1881 census. http://www.forum.forest-of-dean.net/index.php?mode=entry&id=28470

The design, chapel and location of the Asylum were quite reassuring. I had originally thought of it as a grim, dismal Victorian pile, but a great deal of thought went into creating an attractive and reassuring setting for the patients, or "inmates" as they were previously known.

Gloucestershre Lunatic Asylum Horton Road in 1881 census

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Saturday, July 23, 2011, 06:45 (1344 days ago) @ mrsbruso

an example of a staff member :-


1881
Fanny Sterry abt 1859 Gloucestershire, England Wotton St Mary, Gloucestershire

Street Address: "Gloucester County Lunatic Asylum"

Registration district: Gloucester
Sub-registration district: Kingsholm
ED, institution, or vessel: Gloucester County Lunatic Asylum
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2530
Folio: 107
Page Number: 4


The inmates are recorded by initials. i.e.

C. W. P. abt 1875 Wotton St Mary, Gloucestershire

Name: C. W. P.
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Gender: Male

Civil parish: Wotton St Mary
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England

Street Address: "Gloucester County Lunatic Asylum"


Registration district: Gloucester
Sub-registration district: Kingsholm
ED, institution, or vessel: Gloucester County Lunatic Asylum
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2530
Folio: 117
Page Number: 23

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