St Audry's Hospital

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St Audry's Hospital
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St Audry's Hospital in 2009
St Audry's Hospital is located in Suffolk
St Audry's Hospital
Shown in Suffolk
LocationMelton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°07′00″N 1°20′07″E / 52.1168°N 1.3354°E / 52.1168; 1.3354Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 1°20′07″E / 52.1168°N 1.3354°E / 52.1168; 1.3354
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeLong-stay psychiatric
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in England

St Audry's Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Melton, Suffolk, England.


The facility has its origins in a house of industry which was acquired by the county authority in Suffolk in 1827 and converted into a lunatic asylum in 1829.[1] The asylum was re-modeled to a design by Scott and Moffatt in 1844.[1] A chapel was added in 1862, additional ward pavilions were built in an echelon formation in the 1870s and two more ward blocks were completed in 1904.[1]

The facility became St Audry's Hospital for Mental Diseases in 1917.[2] The hospital was closed in 1993,[1] and converted for use as residences.[3] The administration block with the main entrance has been a Grade II listed building since 11 June 1985,[4] and the South Entrance Pavilion has been Grade II listed since 14 November 1997.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "St Audry's Hospital". County Asylums. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ "St Audry's Hospital, Woodbridge". The National Archives. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  3. ^ Levy, Andrew (11 March 2011). "Skeletons scattered around grounds of former psychiatric hospital chapel after workmen dig up '20th century' graves". Daily Mail. London.
  4. ^ "St Audreys Hospital Administration [sic] Block, Melton". British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  5. ^ "South Entrance Pavilion at St Audrys Hospital, Melton". British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 13 November 2010.

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