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Life Inside Gloucester’s Asylums


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Welcome to this online exhibition, about “Life in Gloucester’s Asylums”. At one point, Gloucester had 3 asylums; the First County Asylum (Horton Road), Barnwood House Asylum and the Second County Asylum (Coney Hill). All three opened in the nineteenth-century, and all three were closed during the last 50 years, well within living memory.


Gloucestershire Archives is the repository for the records from these 3 former asylums. In this online exhibition, we look at some of these fascinating and very detailed records. We hope you find the exhibition both interesting and informative.


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