West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

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Original asylum building at Stanley Royd (since converted into flats)

The West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum comprised four hospitals under the West Riding General Asylums Committee:[1]

Mental Health Museum[edit]

The Mental Health Museum (previously known as the Stephen Beaumont Museum of Mental Health), located at Fieldhead Hospital in Wakefield, contains artefacts from and exhibits on the history of the Asylum.[2] Artefacts include restraining equipment, a padded cell, photographs, medical and surgical equipment, and documents. There is also a scale model of the original 1818 Stanley Royd Hospital, which was the museum's original location until the hospital closed in 1995.[3]


  1. ^ "High Royds Hospital". highroydshospital.com. 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "A Glimpse in the Past of a Mental Health Asylum". Tourism Review. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yorkshire & Cleveland". Medical Heritage of Great Britain. 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 53°41′27″N 1°29′18″W / 53.6909°N 1.4884°W / 53.6909; -1.4884