Kingston-upon-Hull Borough Asylum

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Kingston-upon-Hull Borough Asylum
Opened 1839
Closed 1880
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Alternate Names Hull and East Riding Refuge Hull Asylum


Opened as a private asylum but taken over by the Hull municipal borough. It had consistent problems with underfunding, overcrowding and poor maintenance. Despite a program of additions it was closed it 1880 when a new asylum at Willerby replaced it.The site has been totally redeveloped for light industry and no traces remain.


The Old Hull Borough Asylum by J.A.R. Bickford