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From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Claybury Lunatic Asylum 1911 census
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:51:53 +0000
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Elaine,

Do you have a name, either of an inmate or member of staff, that you are looking for?

It might make it easier to find the place.

Oh, searching on http://www.old-maps.co.uk for IG8 8GN centres on the hall/asylum and there are a number of old maps that show it.

Cheers
Steve

On 13/01/2011 16:04, La Greenall wrote:
> Dear Elaine,
>
> It was situated in a large park. You can still find it on modern mapping
> websites (just search for 'claybury asylum'), but all the road names on
> the estate and even the name of the park itself (Repton Park) are modern
> and won't be in the 1911 census. The hospital was accessed (probably, I
> think) from Manor Road, Woodford Bridge, but unfortunately none of the
> FMP website hits for that address show any hint of such an institution.
> I can only assume it was listed separately in the returns for the
> district, as an institution, but again there doesn't seem to be a way of
> searching for institutions in the 1911 census website.
>
> There may be one possibility; following the Latest News link from the
> FMP 1911 homepage tells us that the summary pages from each enumeration
> district are available free, so long as you've already paid to view a
> census page within it. So it may be worth doing this for any of the
> households in Manor Road, so that you can access the summary page for
> its RD, which might then tell you where in its returns the asylum might
> be found.
>
> It's a long shot I know, and someone else may have a much more efficient
> answer!
>
> As a last resort, try contacting Woodford Historical Society; its
> chairman Peter Lawrence has studied the history of the asylum.
> Unfortunately its website (http://www.woodfordhistsoc.org/) is down.
> Emailing might work, or it might be an out
> of date address.
>
> Regards,
> Lawrence in Waltham Abbey
>
>
>
> On 10/01/2011 12:48, Elaine Tunbridge wrote:
>> Dear Listers
>>
>>
>>
>> I have been trying to find Claybury Lunatic Asylum on the 1911 census
>> without success. I do have a subscription to FMP and have tried finding it
>> on the address search. Can SKS point me in the right direction?
>>
>>
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>>
>>
>> Elaine Tunbridge
>>
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