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Fulbourn Asylum

Fulbourn Asylum, Cambridge - purchase of land for 30,000
Plans for building 1850-1856

The County Lunatic Asylum at Fulbourn, opened Nov. 2, 1858, is a structure of brick in the Elizabethan style, from plans by Mr. Fowler Jones, architect, of York, & was erected at a cost of about 40,000: it has since been considerably enlarged and in 1900 had 550 patients. By 1908 it had 700 patients; attached are 87 acres of land, a consecrated cemetery, gas works, brew house & farm buildings.

Edward Coulton Rogers, Medical Superintendent;
John McGregor, Assistant Medical Officer; 
Rev. Charles William Alfred Brooke, Chaplain
T.M. Francis, Clerk to the visitors; 
Henry Archer, Clerk & steward
Source: Kelly's Directory, 1900.

Fulbourn Asylum; The Story by David Clark

Records Available

Cambridge Record Office
Shire Hall
Castle Hill
Telephone:- U.K. 01223 717281

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