Online resources

This guide was last updated in 2012

Several former asylums have sites documenting the institution's history.

The former West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum in West Yorkshire, later renamed High Royds Psychiatric Hospital, has a collection of archive photographs and documents available to browse at Similar resources are also available for Meanwood Park Hospital in Leeds ( and the Mid-Wales County Lunatic Asylum (


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