warley | wonderings
18|10|02

The construction of the hospital was amazing. In this view, the grey brick of a chapel or main hall can be seen (I assume itís a hall, as the chapel was elsewhere). A drab tower (complete with battalion of pigeons) was argumented with a smaller octagonal turreted affair.

And the superb stone mullion windows and red and black pattern brick was cruelly spoilt by the drab modern rusting prefab at the front.

The hospital had grown over the Victorian period, with extensions being added in 1864, 1870 and 1889.

"The original chapel [was] within the asylum (stone portion at back of main building). The original asylum chapel had a spire, long since removed."

David