Springfield Hospital (SHARE Community Horticulture Project) (also known as Surrey County Lunatic Asylum, Springfield Park Estate)9228

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The grounds include remnants of pioneering airing courts laid out for patients' exercise, 6 of which remain as well as formal landscaping. One of the airing courts has been created as a community horticulture project.

History

Springfield Hospital was built as the Surrey County Lunatic Asylum and opened in 1841 on the 40-hectare Springfield Park estate. It later transferred to the MCC and was renamed Springfield Hospital.

Visitor Facilities

Access is unrestricted to public areas; golf course private.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Access is unrestricted to public areas; golf course private.

Directions

Bus: G1
History

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
Associated People

Just one person associated to Springfield Hospital (SHARE Community Horticulture Project)

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust