Herrison House 3856

Dorchester, England, Dorset, West Dorset

Brief Description

The principal building is a former lunatic asylum, now converted into flats.

Detailed Description

Despite the current development, the shelter belt, the layout of the gardens around the house and the south-facing recreational space remain.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Charminster
History

Detailed History

This site is the grounds of a former lunatic asylum, which has now been converted into flats. It is a textbook example of a hospital laid out to meet mid-19th century therapeutic and administrative advice.

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
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