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  • By John Pateman
    Jul 11, 2012
    This is the story of Rauceby Asylum near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, designed by Hine and opened in 1902 as the state of the art institution. No expense was spared in making this the most up to date, comfortable and humane asylum with minimum use of restraint and therapy raning from medicine to useful work in the asylum's many workshops. Between Octiber 1902 and October 1906 any deceased patients were buried in Quarrington Church yard. In October 1906 a Burial Ground was provided on the perimeter of the Asylum grounds and this became the final resting place of over 400 former patients. Most of them were buried without much ceremony and with few guests, a simple metal numbered grave marker placed upon their graves. A fortunate few had headstones paid for by their families as a more permanent memorial. These still stand today and form the basis of the case studies in this book, put together by using birth, marriage and death certificates and the meticulous records kept at the asylyn... More > including detailed Case Book Notes. These provide a real insight into what life was actually like at Rauceby for staff and patients alike. In 1932 a New Burial Ground was opened and this received a further 200 plus former inmates up until 1973. The asylum closed in 1997.< Less
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Product Details

First Edition
Pateran Press
July 11, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.23 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.26 wide x 11.69 tall
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