Victorian Turkish baths directory

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Turkish baths for patients and staff in asylums

Table last updated: 29 June 2017

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Dates in maroon  are first and last sightings;
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[]] [] CORK: District Lunatic Asylum
   This was the first Turkish bath to be installed in an asylum
1861—1889+
[]] [] DENBIGH: North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum 1871—1910+
[]] [] EXMINSTER: Devon County Asylum 1865
[]] [] HAYWARD'S HEATH: Sussex District Lunatic Asylum 1861—1863+
[]] [] LIMERICK: District Lunatic Asylum 1876—
[]] [] LONDON: Claybury Asylum, Woodford 1893—1939
[]] [] LONDON: Second Middlesex County Asylum, Colney Hatch 1865—1888+
[]] [] LONDON: Leavesden 'Imbeciles Asylum 1876—
[]] [] NORTHAMPTON: St Andrew's Hospital for Mental Diseases 1927—
[]] [] SLIGO: Asylum 1871
[]] [] VIRGINIA WATER: The Holloway Sanatorium 1885—
[]] [] WAKEFIELD: West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum 1871—
[]] [] YORK: The Retreat 1877—1909+
 

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