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    DescriptionDreaded and reviled by many, these nineteenth-century buildings provide a unique window on how the Victorians housed and treated the mentally ill. Despite initially good intentions, they became warehouses for society's outcasts at a time when cures were rare. Isolated, hidden in the countryside and surrounded by high walls, most have been closed since the 1980s, their original use largely forgotten. In "The Victorian Asylum", Sarah Rutherford gives an insight into their history, their often imposing architecture and their later decline and brings to life these haunting buildings, some of which still survive today.

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    The Victorian Asylum
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    By (author) Sarah Rutherford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747806691
    ISBN 10: 0747806691

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    B&T Approval Code: A15202023
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    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
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    Publication date
    23 September 2008
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    Author Information
    Sarah Rutherford is a Kew-trained horticulturist who obtained an MA in the conservation of historic parks and gardens at York University. She later worked for English Heritage assessing sites across England for the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, becoming Head of the Register. During this time she researched and completed her doctoral thesis on the landscapes of nineteenth-century lunatic asylums and visited many before they were closed and redeveloped. She is now an enthusiastic freelance consultant researching and writing conservation plans for parks and gardens.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Early Asylums: From Bedlam to Moral Therapy Building the Asylum to Cure Life in the Asylum Specialist Asylums The Last Days of the Asylum Further Reading Places to Visit Index