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Explore #217: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum / St Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #2 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ The first proper explore of our Ireland trip was an absolute beauty… History (abridged and rewritten from here and here) Connacht District Lunatic Asylum (latterly known as St Brigid’s Hospital) was one of the earliest of the Irish district asylums, and opened in Ballinasloe Co. Galway in 1833 with an intial capacity of 150. It was designed by William Murray, based on an earlier design by Francis Johnson, and built to an X-shaped…

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Explore #115: Asylum Manicomio di R / Dr Rossetti, Italy – November 2014

Explore #4 of the Wet, with excitement Tour We made an early start on Day Two of our Italian mini-tour, intending to arrive at this location under cover of darkness. Unfortunately we then lost half an hour arguing with the idiot motel receptionist on check-out, who refused to accept that James had already paid for our room online in advance. Eventually we arrived at around 6am… History Founded in the 1870s this large asylum in a Northern Italian town was…

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Explore #38: St Peter’s Church, North Burlingham, Norfolk – March 2014

I very much enjoyed this little 20-minute explore on a sunny sunday morning with Urban X. A brief history, abridged from here and here: St Peter’s church dates back to Norman times, with the majority of its current features thought to have been built around the 14th/15th centuries. Kelly’s Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 1883 records: “The church of St. Peter is a building of flint with stone dressings, and consists of chancel and nave, separated by an oak…

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