Rauceby Hospital, (also known as Kesteven County Lunatic Asylum and Kesteven Mental Hospital), Sleaford, England
Record Id: 2768
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Rauceby Hospital was a mental hospital designed by George T Hine, with grounds and gardens laid out by William Goldring in 1900. The layout featured airing courts, a chapel, a conservatory and a shelter. The hospital closed in the late-1990s and the site is currently (2008) being redeveloped for housing.
Brief history of site
The Kesteven County Lunatic Asylum was designed in 1898 by the asylum designer George T Hine, the ward pavilions being laid out in echelon arrangement to form a broad arrow plan. In 1899, Mr R Lloyd was engaged to advise on the planting and layout of the grounds and roads. He resigned due to ill health, and William Goldring took the post in July 1900, producing a layout plan the following month. Over the following six years the plan was executed largely to Goldring's design and under his supervision. Much of the landscaping, particularly the planting, was carried out by the male patients as a part of their therapy.
Address: Rauceby Hospital, Grantham Road, Quarrington, near South Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8XT
Lincolnshire; North Kesteven; South Rauceby
Historical County: Lincolnshire
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Form of site: airing court
Context or principal building: asylum
Site first created: 1898 to 1906
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 50