warley | the chapels of warley
Written: 06|11|06

Despite identifing three separate chapels for the asylum, certain rooms, whether original or modern extensions, also suggested they were used for worship. But without any supporting documentation, and no evidence left within the rooms themselves, this is all conjecture on my part.

For example, this modern extension had the feeling of a a modern chapel, the low doorways leading into an octagonal space. Given that many asylums closed their exterior chapels when patient numbers dwindled, and converted existing rooms into chapels (which occurred at both Severalls and Rauceby), itís not unreasonable that this occurred at Warley.

However, given that the "corridor" plan meant that day-rooms were also major communication routes through the hospital, this couldíve simply been a day-room extension to give patients more privacy.