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Brief description of site

The hospital was built between 1895 and 1897 as the pauper asylum for West Sussex.

Brief history of site

The West Sussex Lunatic Asylum was designed in 1894 by the architect Arthur Blomfield. In early 1897 Mr R Lloyd, the Surrey Asylum Head Gardener at Brookwood Asylum, provided plans for the laying out of the grounds and gardens.

Location information:

Address: College Lane, Chichester, PO19 4PQ

Locality: Chichester

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Chichester

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU861040
Latitude: 50.8291 Longitude: -0.778843

Key information:

Form of site: asylum landscape

Purpose of site: asylum landscape

Context or principal building: hospital

Site first created: 1895 to 1897

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 30

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