Sunnyside Lunatic Asylum

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Sunnyside Lunatic Asylum
Opened 1863
Closed 1999
Current Status Demolished
Architect(s) Benjamin Mountfort
Location Christchurch, NZ
Alternate Names
  • Sunnyside Hospital for the Insane
  • Hillmorton Hospital



History[edit]

Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch’s first mental asylum, was opened in 1863. It was built to house those who were considered insane, before then they had been held at the Lyttelton jail.