Ticehurst House Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, England
Record Id: 5741
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Ticehurst House Hospital has the grounds of an early psychiatric hospital, developed in the late-18th century from a private estate and further extended in the 19th century. The site covers about 18 hectares.
Brief history of site
In 1792 Samuel Newington opened a privately run madhouse for less than twenty patients. Newington appears to have bought a country mansion set in its own landscape and used it to house and treat his patients. By the late-1820s the asylum building was surrounded by a landscape park and pleasure grounds ornamented by many garden buildings. By the 1870s the asylum was widely acknowledged as one of the most successful and highly reputable private asylums. By 1900 the estate covered over 125 hectares. In the early 1970s the Newington family relinquished their last interests in the hospital.
Address: Ticehurst House Hospital, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HU
Locality: Tunbridge Wells
East Sussex; Rother; Ticehurst
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: landscape garden
Purpose of site: asylum landscape
Context or principal building: psychiatric hospital
Site first created: 1792
Main period of development: Late 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 18