Shelton Hospital, Shropshire, UK

Shelton Hospital

A hospital in Shropshire specialising in mental health which opened in 1845 as the Shropshire and Montgomery County Asylum.

Visited April 2014 - August 2016 Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

Shelton Hospital was a hospital specialising in mental health which opened in 1845 as the Shropshire and Montgomery County Asylum. The hospital suffered persistent overcrowding from the outset – originally with an official capacity of only 60 patients, there were actually 104 upon opening. The hospital was steadily expand and reached its peak in 1947 when it had 1027 patients.

Life in the asylum was much like many others of the era – long stay patients made up the majority of the people there, who would live much of their life living in the hospital. A whole community was built within the asylum grounds, including a band, cricket and football teams and shops. Many of the patients would work in the kitchens, laundry and other services, and there was even a farm and brewery providing supplies for the asylum and further jobs for the patients.

Over time, with changes made to the Mental Health Acts and more modern ways of treating patients, the hospital moved away from long-stay towards outpatient and community based care. Shelton Hospital closed in 2012 when services were moved to a purpose built mental health village next door, the Redwoods Centre. The Grade II listed buildings are now being redeveloped.

Shelton Asylum - The Hall
Shelton Asylum – The Hall
Shelton Asylum - The Hall
Shelton Asylum – The Hall
Shelton Asylum - Hall ceiling detail
Shelton Asylum – Hall ceiling detail
Shelton Asylum - Artwork in the hall
Shelton Asylum – Artwork in the hall
Shelton Asylum - Red carpet in admin area
Shelton Asylum – Red carpet in admin area
Shelton Asylum - Bay window
Shelton Asylum – Bay window
Shelton Asylum - Office in admin area
Shelton Asylum – Office in admin area
Shelton Asylum - Main Stairs
Shelton Asylum – Main Stairs
Shelton Asylum - Staircase
Shelton Asylum – Staircase
Shelton Asylum - Reception Area
Shelton Asylum – Reception Area
Shelton Asylum - Day Room
Shelton Asylum – Day Room
Shelton Asylum - Doors down corridor
Shelton Asylum – Doors down corridor
Shelton Asylum - A room in the admin section
Shelton Asylum – A room in the admin section
Shelton Asylum - A typical patient room
Shelton Asylum – A typical patient room
Shelton Asylum - Corridor
Shelton Asylum – Corridor
Shelton Asylum - Communal Area
Shelton Asylum – Communal Area
Shelton Asylum - Open spaces
Shelton Asylum – Open spaces
Shelton Asylum - A corridor of doors, with many rooms for patients
Shelton Asylum – A corridor of doors, with many rooms for patients
Shelton Asylum - Doors and doors and doors
Shelton Asylum – Doors and doors and doors
Shelton Asylum - Patients room in newer section
Shelton Asylum – Patients room in newer section
Shelton Asylum - Another Patient room in newer section
Shelton Asylum – Another Patient room in newer section
Shelton Asylum - Ward admin area
Shelton Asylum – Ward admin area
Shelton Asylum
Shelton Asylum
Shelton Asylum - Pink room
Shelton Asylum – Pink room
Shelton Asylum - Window into the pink room
Shelton Asylum – Window into the pink room
Shelton Asylum - Conservatory
Shelton Asylum – Conservatory
Shelton Asylum - A ward
Shelton Asylum – A ward
Shelton Asylum - Rooms off one of the original corridors
Shelton Asylum – Rooms off one of the original corridors
Shelton Asylum - The Hall
Shelton Asylum – The Hall
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