Whittingham Hospital – Preston – May 12

Whittingham Hospital in Lancashire opened in 1873. It’s architect was Henry Littler of Manchester, Architect to the Lancashire Asylums Board and the design chosen was the Corridor:Pavilion Plan in radial format.

Information from “Whittingham One Hundred Years 1873 – 1973” states “No matter what the future, Whittingham Hospital can hold its head high with pride. It has contributed to the welfare and comfort of countless people who otherwise would have spent their days in misery. It has played its part in the development of treatment for the mentally ill. It is still sturdy in stature capable of meeting any reasonable demands made upon it. It stands as a monument to the fact that wisdom does not decrease with age.” The hospital closed in 1995 and has since been left to decay.

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